Three top tips to reduce plastic waste at parties
Prepare the party food yourself
When it comes to party food and reducing your plastic footprint there are few ways you can do this. Firstly, why not go homemade? I know how easy it can be to reach for all the ready made items wrapped in plastic.… but it can be super easy to make some delicious treats for your guests and get all the praise. I recommend visiting a zero waste store or a local farm shop for your ingredients, as all these items usually come unwrapped.
Opt for plastic free tableware
Children's parties are synonymous with vast amounts of waste, a lot of which ends up in landfill and can take hundreds of years to decompose. Opt for plastic free partyware! At Pico we have a great range of eco-friendly tableware for you to choose from, that is not only planet friendly, but looks great too! Shop here.
Ask your guests to be conscious too
Make your guests aware that you're aiming to reduce your plastic waste. Tell them in advance that refreshments and paper cups will be provided, so there is no need for them to bring plastic boxed juices or water bottles. Even better, recommend they bring their own reusable bottles!
And finally, don't be ashamed to ask ypur guests to be conscious with their gift buying. Saving the planet is a fantastic cause, and do you really need any more plastic toys cluttering your house? Find some great gift examples here.