Creating a sustainable building
Fresh air heat exchanger
For example we compost just about everything we can. Non-edible food scraps, spoiled food, paper, and many compostable products. If you come into Barstow’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, ice cream or treats from the bakery, you will notice that we use reusable utensils as well as compostable utensils and packaging. We are turning food throwaways and biodegradable products into decomposed material used for growing plants and conditioning lawns and gardens.
All of our coffee cups, plastic cups, plastic cutlery, bakery tissues, straws and togo containers are compostable. We use compostable packaging from Eco-Products, and Greenware made from plants not petroleum. By composting and reusing whenever we can, we create much less waste.
Recently, Barstow's has switched to using ceramic plates and cups in place of our compostable ones. This reduces waste added to the compost pile. Composting is a way of recycling waste, but one of the more important aspects of reduce, reuse, recycle is reusing.
When you choose to compost, you will help improve our environment by providing materials that enhance the soil, help reduce pollution caused by the incineration of waste, and improve water-holding capacity. But most importantly, by composting, you help remove tons of waste from waste stream and water treatment plants and divert reusable matter from landfills.