The Austin Dish Lending Library is...
Meeting Austin’s needs for re-usable dishes for every event type.
Keeping disposable dishes out of the landfill.
Saving old, eclectic dishes from the trash.
Abby is a freelance event coordinator in Austin. She's experienced the difficulty of trying to make an event low waste with a small budget, and hopes the dish lending library can help solve that!
Reducing waste at home is a regular practice as she is a Zero Waste Block Leader for her neighborhood. Aside from talking about the issues of single-use plastics, Abby loves to spend time with her chickens, hiking, biking, and thrifting - one man's trash is another's treasure.
Joanna is a former molecular biologist with half a Ph.D. She’s a low-waster and aspiring minimalist.
When not dishing out dishes, you can find Joanna digging through trash cans, drinking rain water, trying to grow her own vegetables, and doing an assortment of other things most people would consider too weird to do, all while trying to respect and value our planet.
Artist for Injured Dishes
Laura Lincoln earned a BA in Studio Fine Arts a long time ago. After careers in education, organizational psychology and mediation, she has finally turned full attention to the career she thought she’d have to begin with. Paper Etc Art is her current business. Laura focuses on working with paper, and other found materials, to make unique, affordable art. All of her work is at least 25% upcycled. Laura is particularly inspired by the natural world and the beauty of seemingly humble objects.
Laura gives our injured dishes a second life by turning them into art masterpieces.
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