I’ve blogged about Whole Foods serving most of its goodies in containers made from plastic #5, which is not recyclable locally. Finally, our local outlet has an alternative: biodegradable food containers. (and my compost pile couldn’t be happier…hopefully!)

So, Jen has come home a few times with the brown EATware containers, and they actually seem OK – though I do remember hearing something about greens not staying fresh. Regardless, the fact that they’re made from bamboo and sugar cane, and can be reclaimed in my compost bin in about 180 days is refreshing. Can you imagine how many palettes of plastic #5 containers go straight from Whole Foods to our homes to the landfill each year?

Steps like this signal change, experimentation, and progression – cheers to Whole Foods! And I’ll let you know in the next composting update how they are breaking down.



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