The inspiration for this blog came after reading Vanessa Farquharson's book, Sleeping Naked is Green, and wondering if her new eco-lifestyle was really applicable to a family of 5 that was already fairly environmentally friendly. At the urging of a friend, I took on the challenge of trying to improve my family's "green-ness", using the book as a template. This blog will record our attempts to improve our environmental foot-print one small change at a time.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Re: No more disposable coffee cups
Ottawa (where I live) recently implemented a green bin, or food waste composting program. I checked the city website and disposable (paper) coffee cups ARE allowed in the green bin. This doesn't change my resolve to not use them, but I thought I would let everyone know to check with their local composting program to see if paper coffee cups are accepted.
Posted by Eco Mama at 9:49 AM
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Yup, here in Halton too. I checked the City of Toronto and they take "fast food paper packaging" which I would read as paper cups. The City of Mississauga does not take them. I had no idea there was such diversity in green cart programs. For example here in Halton we take dryer lint. In Toronto they don't take dryer lint, but take diapers and sanitary products. So, you're right best to check with your municipality.ReplyDelete