April 16, 2019
Persephone Repurposes
Help out farmer Rebecca Slattery of Persephone Farm by bringing the following items for reuse* to her Saturday booth at the BI Farmers' Market:
  • 1-quart plastic containers, clear or white. She puts the flowers she sells to restaurants in them.
  • Grocery-sized paper bags, with or without handles. They make good take-home bags for her starter pots.
* This year she does not want the 4" square starter plant pots because
she currently has plenty in her inventory.
One day to cut-off!
Having passed through the Senate, the Reusable Bag Bill will soon be up for a House floor vote. If you support this law, act now and go here to let your representatives know your position by tomorrow, April 17 .
Recycling Charge Takes Effect May 1
at the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station
To clarify: If you bring just recycling, your total charge is $10. If you bring one trash can's worth plus recycling, your total charge is still $10.
Meet the 2019 Farmers' Market Green Team
Regina Spoor, Marci Burkel, Diane Landry,
Katrina Godshalk, Alison Kettering, and Susan Knell
On a rotational basis, one of these Zero Wasters shows up the last 1.5 hours of every market to make sure the guests' compostables, recyclables and landfill discards end up in the right containers.  We are always looking for new team members.   If you are interested, please email Diane at  bizerowaste@sustainablebainbridge.org .
Textiles Recycling Reminder
Donate through
May 15 to the Eagle Harbor High School PTSO fundraiser. Find out here what items in addition to clothing you can give. The clothes will end up being recycled in various ways, perhaps as in this 3-minute video .
2.5 TONS!
Through an extensive community awareness campaign, Sakai Intermediate (grades 5&6) ended up collecting 5094 pounds in the Trex Plastic Film School Recycling Challenge. Meet some of the student advocates behind this successful effort at this Saturday's Zero Waste farmers' market booth. And remember, keep recycling these types of plastic film in the plastic bin at the grocery store.
April Is Earth Month
Below are just some of the environmental activities happening this month. See more on the
April Earth Month
April 20  - ZW tabling @ the BI Farmers' Market. Meet the Sakai Trex Challenge students and find out about the poster contest for Orca Action Month.
April 21 & 28  - Land Trust free  invasives disposal  @ transfer station
April 22-May 4  -  Car seat recycling  @ Target in Silverdale
April 27  - Islander Earth Day Festival @Montessori Country Day School. Check out  the swaps and bike check-up !
Next Zero Waste meeting: Saturday, May 11,
11am-12:30pm @ Sotheby's Realty
Guest speaker: Sarah Albee, Rotary Green Team