Bai, Biodiesel!

(Bai is “yes” in Basque – one of the few words I’ve picked up…)

cooking-oil-recyclingIt’s great to see this initiative to recycle cooking oil to make biodiesel. The collection points are near the recycling bins in Donostia-San Sebastian and we have some plainer ones in my adopted town of Hondarribia (and hopefully all over the Basque Country). I love the use of graphics by the local cartoonist whose work can be found here:

No Disposable Coffee Cups Today (or Ever, Please?)

flier for coffee cup free thursday

today is coffee cup free thursday

I just found out that today is coffee cup free day. The boyf and I tend to have coffee in, but when we were traveling through the US we found that many places used disposable cups even when you were staying in the cafe (yes, Starbucks in LA airport, I was very cross with you!). I was kicking myself because I had forgot to pack our keepcups (click link, or see the cups in the picture on the far left and right). Keepcups are a reusable cup that are designed for easy use by baristas and easy drinking by folks who love that sippy cup feeling (or those of us who are happy to go lid free)! (more…)