At this point, pretty much everyone knows how proud I am of how little trash we produce at Moku Roots. I think it’s also notable that we haven’t bought trash bags since we opened on May 1st. Some people bring us produce in bags and we just repurpose those as trash bags along with other miscellaneous bags that come into our lives such as my dogs 50 lb bag of food.
As many people are aware these days, the world’s recycling programs were recently thrown for a loop. Until January of this year, China was taking a majority of the plastic recyclables from the states and other parts of the world, and then due to a number of factors including poor recycling habits by Americans resulting in dirty, contaminated recyclables, China stopped accepting everything. This resulted in a nationwide standstill of recyclables.