Posted by: opala808 | May 17, 2017

“Bring Your Own Bag” Stickers and “Food: Too Good to Waste” Guides Now Available

With the help of Foodland Stores, the Hawaii Farm Bureau farmers’ markets, the Makeke farmers’ markets in Waianae and Kapolei and several other partners, the City’s Recycling Branch is excited to be distributing its brand new “Bring Your Own Bag” reminder stickers throughout Oahu!

With the two year anniversary of Honolulu’s plastic bag ban fast approaching, now is a great time to be extra vigilant about REDUCING the number of bags in the waste stream by REUSING your reusable shopping bags and RECYCLING those paper bags.    BYOB stickers are vinyl, weatherproof and reusable, and are able to be stuck anywhere that will serve as a convenient reminder to bring your own reusable bag on all your shopping excursions.  Grab one from the customer service area at any of our partner locations.  You can also contact the City’s Recycling Branch at info@opala.org and we’ll send you some!

BYOB Foodland crop

A new version of the City’s “Food: Too Good to Waste” cookbook and food waste reduction guide is available at the locations below.  Chefs from our partner stores and restaurants contributed to the book by sharing creative tips and recipes to transform leftovers into dishes that are not only delicious, but will also help you reduce waste and save money!  Hawaii residents throw away approximately one quarter of all food and beverage purchases, which equates to about $700 in wasted food per person per year.  The guide also includes handy tools like a weekly meal planner and “Eat Me First” signs to help you manage the food in your fridge.  Visit Opala.org for a digital copy and more tips and information.

Partner Restaurants, Stores and Farmers’ Markets
Beet Box – Haleiwa All Foodland and Sack N’ Save locations
Cactus – Kailua Kapiolani Community College-Saturdays & Tuesdays
Gyotaku – Pearl City, King St., Niu Valley Mililani High School – Sundays
Hula Grill – Waikiki Haleiwa Town – Sundays
Whole Foods – Kahala Blaisdell Concert Hall – Wednesdays
Makeke Kapolei – Thursdays Kailua – Thursdays
Makeke Waianae – Sundays

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