Five Top Tips to for a Sustainable Birthday Party!

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Eco Friendly Tableware
Children's products are synonymous with vast amounts of waste, a lot of which end up in landfill as they are unrecyclable. Banning plastic as much as possible from your sustainable birthday party is one of the best ways to reduce waste. Plastic partyware takes hundreds of years to decompose, so swap it out for eco-friendlier alternatives. At Pico we have a great range of stylish and sustainable party products for you to choose from! Shop here.
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Party Food
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When it comes to party food and sustainability there are few ways you can reduce your environmental impact. Not overdoing it on the food will really reduce the waste from your sustainable birthday party. Keep it simple, take a few food items that you know kids will love, add some vegan options and voila! A tasty spread with no waste! Also, try and make as much of the food yourself as possible. This is definitely more time consuming, but it avoids the plastic waste from ready made food, and is a fun activity for you and your little one! 
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Disposal Station
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Put aside a space near the food with separate boxes/bags for general waste, recycling, and composting. Label them with a list of what should go in it, you could even hang an example of each piece of waste above each bin as a visual guide. It is also a good idea to set up a space next to these bins for reusable plates and napkins, so guests know exactly where their items should go at your sustainable birthday party. To help with composting items, make sure to check first if the product can break down in residential composters, or else take them to a local composting facility.
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Paper Based Decorations 
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Say goodbye to latex balloons, plastic and foil in your party decorations and take a more sustainable approach! Even better, opt for decorative products that you can reuse again. At Pico we have a lovely selection of paper decorations that come in a range of sizes and colours, all reusable and recyclable. The perfect choice for your sustainable birthday party!
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Ask for Waste Free Sustainable Gifts Only
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Don't be ashamed to ask other parents to be more conscious in regards to their gift buying for your sustainable birthday party. Saving the planet is a fantastic cause, and do you really need any more plastic toys cluttering your house? Waste free gifts are kinder to the planet, and as a bonus they are often friendly to the budget! Find some examples here.
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