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What Your Donations Fund

Zero Waste, an all-volunteer run program of Sustainable Bainbridge, receives donations from community members, businesses, and events that we hold.  Below are some example of where these donations go.

1) Metal utensils at Woodward Middle School   
    Reason: To promote washable over disposable tableware at lunchtime, fulfilling a Zero Waste goal of encouraging waste reduction and reuse
     Semi-annual waste audits reveal that Woodward 7th adn 8th graders use and throw away over 22,000 plastic forks and spoons each year.  This ZW grant augments the BI School District Food Services' limited budget to enable purchase of reusable utensils and eliminate one source of single-use plastics.

2) Replacement faceplates on Winslow Way and Doc's recycling Big Bellies
    Reason: To enable proper public recycling, fulfilling a ZW goal of landfill diversion   
    The Big Belly recycling receptacles are so contaminated (major culprit: coffee cups) that Bainbridge Disposal must dump them into the garbage truck instead of recycling.  We hope that the redesigned faceplates will better explain what people should put in the recycling receptacles so that BD can actually recycle the contents.  COBI has yet to install the new faceplates.

3) Parfait glasses and porcelain salad bowls at Bainbridge High School and
    Woodward Middle School
    Reason: To promote use of washable over disposable tableware at lunchtime, fulfilling a Zero Waste goal of encouraging waste reduction and reuse
     This ZW grant augments the BI School District Food Services' limited budget and replaces single-use plastic cups and plastic clamshells.