One of my favorite “green” restaurants is Chipotle. It is touch and go with Chipotle whether they will take out reusable glassware for our burritos bowls. Every Chipotle seems to have different rules on the matter. We went to the one in Fort Worth and they were not willing to take them, so I will be going back to speak to the manager to explain our situation a little more.
J.P actually went to the Chipotle near his work on Friday and they refused his glassware. However, to be fair, the container is at least compostable. What is a hungry, waste-free guy like him to do? Well, he got it anyways without the cover. He later spoke to the manager and explain our project and he agreed to take our glassware from now on! It is amazing what a little explaining can do. Thank you Chipotle Hurst!
- Almonds (6.31 lbs)
- Walnuts (4.45 lbs)
- Raisons (4.33 lbs)
- Pistachios (1.58 lbs)
- Cashews (3.90 lbs)
- Chickpeas (4.5 lbs)
- Garlic powder
- 3x chocolate chips
- 3bunches of bananas
- 7 apples
- Fresh parsley
- 1 loaf of bread
- 2 raw coconut aminos (soya sauce alternative without the soy)
- 1 glass bottle of sunflower oil
- 4 preserve toothbrushes
- 4 avocados
- 2 Sprouted bread
- 2 glass bottles Kombucha
- Quina in bulk (4.49 lbs)
- Green lentils in bulk (2.39 lbs)
- 2 cucumbers
- Fresh basil
- Raw cacao nibs
- I paper bag of Tortillas
- Coconut milk ice cream
- Orange juice
- Fresh cilantro
- 12 lemons
- 1 bunch of bananas
- 2 red peppers
- 2 bagels
- 2 bottles with straw for little E
- Extension cord
- Friday: J.P went to Chipotle for a buritos bowl. Jealous! 8.50
- Friday: we went to a new pizza joint called Firestone Pies. It was delicious. 50.00
Total food and restaurant: 462.89
We found out there is a Whole Foods only 20 minutes from our place in Fort Worth. I am not going to go every week, but I will go to buy the things I need in bulk. They have a wonderful organic bulk section. We went last week and stocked up all all kinds of goodness. Nuts and seeds are a staple in our home so we make sure to get lots. We spent a pretty penny, but it was all worth it and will last at least a month, if not more.
I am going to have to bring last weeks composting to our friends; the bin is pretty full. I juiced quite a bit this week, so I had a large amount of pulp to compost. I was going to use the pulp to make veg broth or raw breads, but I just did not have the time to do all those things. So, the earth is getting it instead. The total weight of our compost was 16.4 lbs. Wow, we had lots of food scraps.
We have been in Fort Worth for four weeks now, and we finally put our recycling outside to be picked up. We filled one big blue bag. This weeks recycling was low. We had a few paper and plastic items.
The trash was the usual suspects: fruit/veggie stickers, plastic banana wrap, small plastic from orange juice and a small amount of plastic from the loaf of bread (most of the bag was paper except for a small portion).
We did not travel very much this week and did not have to fill up our gas tank.. I went to get food a few times and J.P did drive to work once this week. The total kilometers was 112 (69.6 mi). Pretty good. I am glad we are downtown Fort Worth, this way I am able to walk to most places.
I am looking forward to picking up our bi-monthly veggie and fruit basket this week. ! wonder what little surprises will be inside.
J.P is off to Providence, Rhode Island for work on Tuesday until Friday. We will see how he fairs with his waste-free while on the road. I think the composting part will be a challenge and unrealistic. I guess we will see what he has up his sleeve to try and be as waste-free as possible for four days. Stay tuned!
Photo courtesy of Chipotle