Which is totally not normal and really awesome.
Healthy Soil Compost, the company that has come to my apartment every month for the past 2 years to pick up my 5-gallon bucket, got to be a part of my wedding day.
Working with my caterers, food waste was collected in larger rollaway totes, rather than my usual 5-gallon bucket. Scraps were collected in the kitchen, as well as out in the reception space.
Having the opportunity to support my values on my wedding day was extremely important to me. When else do you get to craft an event that is truly all about you and what you believe in?
At the end of the night, Healthy Soil had collected 139 pounds of organic material that would have otherwise gone straight into a landfill.
Our 139 pounds of organic material (aka tacos) will produce 10 pounds of finished compost to go back into the earth and grow more goodies.
This entire process saved 100 pounds of greenhouse gas carbon emissions from being emitted into the atmosphere.
Small changes can make a difference. Now, go compost for your next event!