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Sustainable Partying

A quick and easy guide to enjoying the sunshine, and having fun with your friends, all the while minimizing your waste footprint on our planet.

Summer’s halfway over, but that doesn’t mean the parties have to stop! From lounging by the pool to grilling for the BBQ, or simply spending quality time with family and friends, the opportunities are endless. Here are some tips and tricks to making your parties more eco-friendly this summer!

Reduce your carbon footprint. Haven’t you heard?! Plant-based diets are totally trending! There are tons of healthy and delicious plant-based foods that will help you not only reduce your carbon footprint, but also change the way you see -- and eat -- fake meat. Check out plant-based meat brands like Beyond Meat, Gardein, and Tofurky for BBQ alternatives or this list of summer vegetarian and vegan dishes for some tasty recipes. 

Reuse your dishes. Although it might be more convenient for clean-up, single-use dishware and utensils are incredibly wasteful and more expensive in the long-run. Minimize your waste footprint and choose reusable dishes; trust me, your wallet will thank you too. 

Refuse single-use items. Balloons and streamers are fun and decorative, but they also don’t last very long. Instead of spending money on decor, invest in fun games, great music, and amazing food for an unforgettable time. Guests won’t notice your lack of decorations if they’re too busy having fun with other activities!

RSVP. Did you know that ⅓ of food produced globally contributes to food waste? Have guests RSVP so you know how much food to buy. It’s easy to be part of the solution. Simply take only what you are going to eat or finish your food. If there are leftovers, encourage guests to take home food to promote #zerofoodwaste.

 

Cheers to sustainable partying! 

 

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Reusable beeswrap wraps made at the Forge Garden