Have you ever noticed how much rubbish is left over after a Party?
Here are some tips on how to have a waste-free event!
Instead of using plastic plates, compostable paper plates are available to use! They can be found at some paper goods stores, as well as some party supplies stores and, of course, online.
Plastic plates, cutlery and styrofoam are non-recyclable and not reusable.
Send online invitations! Most people these days have an email address that they access regularly. Create some virtual invitations, a Facebook event, or post one invitation to your kids’ school or kindergarten classroom.
Balloons are a great way to liven up any space! Balloons are not made of plastic, as many people believe. They are actually made from latex from a rubber tree such as hevea brasiliensis. They are 100% biodegradable and break down at approximately the same rate as an oak leaf! Isn’t that amazing?
Colourful rugs and cushions are another great way to brighten up your party without throwing them away afterwards! Use a table runner instead of a plastic tablecloth.
Flowers and DIY decorations, such as fabric buntings, are very eco-friendly as well as pretty to look at!
Instead of Party Bags, let the kids take home a jar with loose lollies! Bubbles and crayons are great party favours, too! Even a balloon will be appreciated.
Fruit platters, sandwich platters and hot finger food are great to serve instead of bags of chips and chocolates! They are much healthier and have a lot less waste!
To entertain the kids, play some group games such as Treasure Hunt or Limbo. Some art and craft supplies out on a table can do wonders! Let the kids go nuts on the concrete with some chalk – this can be easily hosed down!