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Viva Las Recycling and other Vegas adventures.

Okay so my first post in over a week was yesterday. A bunch of stuff was going on in September including a trip to Las Vegas. The first night Mike Tyson walked right past us in the MGM. Another night we noticed Dustin Diamond sitting right in front of us at a concert. Of course I had to attempt a bit of zero-waste fast food but didn’t bring any containers with me because we only did carry-ons and there wasn’t much room.

The first meal I had in Las Vegas was very close to zero-waste at the Subway inside O’Sheas. Only a piece of paper was wasted.We always go to the Buffett at Treasure Island when we are on the strip. This time I figured out a way to only have one napkin as waste. When I saw that the creamo was in the little disposable cups I asked for a glass of milk instead.We had similar experiences at other buffets too because they all use actual dishes and cutlery. As a treat one day we went to Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Ceasers Palace. It was completely zero-waste except for the tablecloth that was covered by paper. The meal was sooooooo delicious! Throughout the trip I used my sons refillable bottle instead of buying bottles of water. I filled it up with left over water from meals or at water fountains. Believe me, there was a lot of wastefulness on my part during this trip but some was purposefully avoided. I also paid a little more attention to what Las Vegas has to offer as far as recycling or reusing. All garbage on the strip is taken and the recyclables are sorted out of it. That’s probably a good thing not to let a bunch of drunk people try to sort their paper and plastic. We only got our room cleaned one day and I took the little soaps that we opened home so that they were not wasted. Our hotel also has a policy to not change the sheets during multiple day stays to reduce water consumption.One of the many alcoholic slushy bars in town even advertises that you can bring your own cup to refill.It was a very interesting trip seeing a place we have visited often with more open eyes.

Have a great day!





About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


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