Almost all of us are trying to cut down on or eliminate the waste of disposable products. Phasing out disposable products is healthier, saves money, and prevents waste in the landfills.
First thing you should always remember, whatever the special occasion you want to celebrate keep it simple. Parties in general are incredibly fun yet they are also traditionally wasteful. When you are preparing for lots of people, going zero waste can be impossible. But, it’s easier than you think. Here are some tips and tricks on how to save money and throw a zero-waste party where you do not have to set out a trash bin. A party that will not generate no waste – not a single piece.
There are a few superb ways to ensure your invitations are less wasteful. You just need a little help with the overall design through online and send your guests. As such products are downloaded, you can decide later whether to email or send them out via any social media platforms such as Facebook or What’s App. Once you receive it, you can even print them off on recycle paper or card.
Use what you have
It is appropriate to use stuff that you already have at home, for instance, platters, bowls, tablecloths, napkins and plates. For glasses, you can use a collection of mason jars and glasses as well. It will be a good initiative to use some beautiful sets of personalised glass jugs. Hence, it’s a great way to set up a water or juice corner that your guests would seem to love and appreciate. In order to save money or prevent waste, you can even use local fruits that you already have in your garden to make fresh juice than to buy packs of juice bottles at the supermarket.
Ice-cream cone cupcakes can become your go-to for parties. Indeed, there are no cupcake wrappers to throw away, and no dishes to wash. Most of the guests, especially the kids, will adore these kinds of ice-creams. You can even decorate it with something that you already do have at home such as chocolates chips or even local fruits. It will not only save you money, but will also be fantastic for the environment.
Purchase second-hand products
Antique stuff, decorations and so forth are full of amazing treasures that will be just perfect for your celebration. Along with being cheap, they can also be authentique and beautiful. If you don’t have a use for the item following your event? Simply take it back to the shop or families, colleagues for others to enjoy rather than throwing it away.
Buy in bulk
It is important to make a list of what you will need specific for that day. Write down only the ingredients and then you can buy that stuff in bulk. It is more affordable and you are likely to find local bulk options. You can have a large collection of certain things like napkins, plates, etc, that can be used twice, thrice whenever you have a party.
It’s a good idea to avoid plastic straws. If you want straws as an option, invest in the reusable kind such as bamboo or sugarcane straws. They make cute favours for guests and encourage eco-living after your events. Especially when they are fun, colourful or beautiful sayings on that.
Once you use all the fruits and vegetables for the party, leftovers ingredients should make their way into the compost bin whenever possible. Hence, you can use it afterwards for your own garden.
We all want our homes to look incredible when hosting a party, but most cleaning products for sale contain harsh chemicals. Keep it clean instead by using natural, organic products. It is better to use the remaining peels of lemon which is a great thing for cleaning up very easily.
When it comes to decoration, you can craft your own decor from materials that can be reused at later events that match your party theme. It can be fun to incorporate unique items that can be found in your house itself or garden. If you want to use balloons, opt for the natural latex kind that can biodegrade. You can even try to make different designs of compostable confetti made from hole-punched leaves, and is more natural and eco-friendlier.
With a little creativity and forethought, you can easily avoid wasteful, expensive items for most parties. It’s easier on the wallet, better for the planet. Save money and look after our world by using one or more of these zero waste party ideas.