Where to find local compostable products

HATE WASTE? BE A DISCRIMINATING EATER!

TO REDUCE WASTE WHILE EATING OUT

  • Eat at Restaurants that use real dishes.
  • As a second choice eat at restaurants that serve food in compostable and/or recyclable containers AND who recycle and compost the containers.
  • As a third choice buy carryout at restaurants that serve in compostable or recyclable containers if you can compost/recycle them at home.
  • Ask your favorite restaurant if they will compost or recycle.
  • Bring your own to-go or leftovers containers.

WHERE TO BUY COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS

  • CUB EAST has Wild Harvest compostable plates, cups and cutlery. Cub West has Wild Harvest cutlery and Chinette and Shopper’s Value compostable plates.
  • DOWNTOWN AND HILLTOP HY-VEE Health Market have Repurpose compostable plates, cups and cutlery. Compostable bags are in bag aisle.
  • PARTY CITY has a special “ECO-PARTY” section with a variety of plates, bowls, paper straws and BARE cups (more colors on line).
  • PARTIES & WEDDINGS PLUS has a selection of compostable plates, cutlery and wax sandwich bags.
  • Some restaurants have switched from Styrofoam to other take- out containers. These are not recyclable if the paper containers have plastic coating. Ask restaurants to offer compostable take out containers and cutlery instead of plastic coated paper.
  • Mankato Cub stores and Hy-Vee stores and Ace Hardware in Lake Crystal have compostable bags.

RESTAURANTS WITH COMPOSTABLE TAKE-OUT CONTAINERS

  • All take-out cardboard pizza boxes are compostable
  • WYSI WYG
  • Coffee Hag
  • Mom & Pop’s
  • Massads
  • Dickeys BBQ
  • Pizza Ranch chicken boxes
  • Tandem Bagels
  • Friesen’s Bakery

BEWARE OF “GREEN-WASH”

Saying it’s compostable is not enough. Look for the logos:

 

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