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July 4, 2013 | By: INS/Barnett
When you pack your picnic basket for this Independence Day, there are some steps to take that will make the picnic more environmentally friendly.
Reo Menning with Metro Waste Authority says the first thing to do is buy local ingredients from a farmer’s market, which already means cutting the carbon emissions for transporting food thousands of miles – plus, it supports the local economy. And she says forget using paper or plastic dinnerware, tablecloths or napkins.