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Eco-Friendly Wedding Receptions

When couples are getting married, they have to think about the kind of ceremony they want to have to celebrate what should be the happiest day of their lives. More and more couples decide to have an Eco-friendly wedding and it is a great think!

If you are a caterer or an event planner, you are more and more likely going to be asked to organize a “green” reception and you need to be prepared for that. Sending Eco-friendly invites, choosing Eco-friendly venues, dresses or rings, getting the guests green favors and going on a green honeymoon will be on the couple’s to-do list, but organizing the green reception and dinner will be on yours and here are a couple of ideas for you to do so in a fancy and original way.

  • When it comes to food and drinks, use local vendors and go organic! Having an organic menu doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing your clients’ budget but it definitely means making them happy. Use locally grown food and organic products and make sure that you let your clients (and their guests) know about it!
  • If you use disposable items for the reception, make sure they are eco-friendly and biodegradable. The best example is of course when it comes to appetizers… You will need skewers! It is easy to have a classy and romantic presentation while staying Eco-friendly. Take a look at these skewers: From classic elegant skewers with white pearls to colorful flower skewers through romantic heart shaped skewers, you can find the perfect wedding skewers and be sure they are 100% Eco-friendly as they are made of bamboo. When it comes to sign clips, not only they are a great way to indicates your clients’ guests where they will sit but it is also a great Eco-friendly favor idea if they let their guests know that they can take them with them.

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  • Still regarding appetizers, you may be looking for an original dish to serve them. Why not choose these beautiful wooden boats or bamboo boats? You can be sure that most of the guests have never seen that and they will all love it. Biodegradable and Eco-friendly, they are a great disposable option for weddings!

Make sure you recycle, compost and dispose everything in the smartest way possible and you can be sure that your clients will be satisfied clients!

Check out all of our other Eco-friendly products at www.packnwood.com.

Valentine’s Day – Fancy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentine’s Day… If you share your life with someone you are definitely looking forward to spending the whole day with your lover and you are more than likely looking for gift ideas and ways to surprise her or him.

Or course flowers and jewelries are lovely but what would make Valentine’s Day sweeter than chocolate treats? You might think that chocolate covered strawberries are a classic and it is kind of true but if it is a classic it is because it never fails and always reaches the goal: make your other half happy and feel special. Plain chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate, or even dipped in nuts, nothing says romance like chocolate covered strawberries! Valentine’s Day is all about love and this is the perfect opportunity to sweep your sweetheart off their feet.

Of course you could simply buy a box of chocolate covered strawberries and have it delivered but don’t you want to be more original than that?

chocolate-covered-strawberriesLet me give you an idea. How about you plan a lovely dinner for the two of you and display these delicious treat as a dessert in a way so original that your partner can only be impressed? Forget boxes and take a look at these beautiful heart shaped skewers. How amazing would it be to get – or make from scratch, it is ALWAYS better and will definitely make a difference – chocolate covered strawberries and display them on these made-for-Valentine’s-Day skewers?

With their heart shaped heads, available in red, black and white, you can’t go wrong with them. It is original, adorable and – what’s more – Eco-friendly! Don’t waste any time and get ready for an amazing night your darling will never forget!

 

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Takeout Lunch Boxes – What To Choose

When it comes to lunch boxes, you always have plenty of options and it is not always easy to pick yours. Here is something to help you out a little. First of all, ditch the plastic or foam clamshells. Not only foam containers are about to be banned anyway (read more about this here), but plastic containers are not Eco-friendly and are terrible for the environment. When you choose your takeout solutions – the ones you want to offer your customers – make sure you go for Eco-friendly ones.

Are you looking for an easy way to pack your food to go, something that could help you transport different meals all together and keep your food safe? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at those pretty, yet functional, takeout round containers. Microwavable, grease resistant and even stackable, they are perfect to transport any type of food home or even to work. Soup, salad, past… Just name it!
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The best part is that as they are stackable, you can prepare lunch combinations, put them in one of these amazing takeout lunch boxes and carry them all together. Big enough to fit a box for your appetizer, a box for your entree and even a box for your dessert, this takeout lunch box is the perfect to-go solution and guess what, it is Eco-friendly! 100% recyclable, containers and lunch boxes make a great couple and you just can’t be disappointed in them.

kray-blogIf you are looking for square takeout boxes instead of the round buckets, the takeout lunch box can also fit those beautiful Kray boxes. Brown or white and available in many different sizes, they make it really easy to offer very personalized solutions to all of your customers!

Think out of the box and start preparing delicious combination to be taken-out, you will make your customers very happy.

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Cones And Mini Fryer Baskets: Perfect French Fries Displays

The snow is back! When the weather is cold and snowy, everybody would rather be inside and have a delicious hot comforting meal than walking around outside in the wind and go grocery shopping.

fries-picWhat is the American’s number one comfort food when it comes to meals? Yes, you got it, French fries of course! Americans love French fries and it is also one of the most popular side dishes in the world. Easy and cheap for businesses to make, hot crispy French fries are definitely one of the most satisfying food you can get, especially when it is cold outside!

Served as they do it in Europe – with cooked mussels or with a fried egg on top or with grilled steak – or simply the American way – as a side, covered in ketchup or other dipping sauces – so many people love French fries that restaurants keep re-inventing them.

On average, Americans eat about 29 pounds of French fries per year!

So if you are a business that is not serving fries yet, you may want to reconsider! And if you do, how about some originality in your display? Fries are delicious but if they are presented in a fun way you can be sure your customers will remember and enjoy it and more likely come back.

One of the most original fries serving idea is to do it in Mini Fryer Baskets. Not only your customers will have never seen it before, but it is also extremely convenient and awesome looking. Served as a side in a Wooden Tray with a Greaseproof Paper Liner, French fries have never looked so cool and yummy.

Another great idea that will also set you apart from competition would be to serve your delicious fries in Bamboo or Wooden Cones. Original, and Eco-friendly, fries look just as delicious as they taste! You are also sure to make an impression!
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Don’t forget that even though everyone loves fries, you still have to do everything you can to be different and stay a step ahead of your competitors and here’s your chance to do so!

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NYC Bans Foam Takeout Containers

On June 27th, we talked in our article New York Foam Ban Coming Soon about how NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been taking initiatives to try and make New York City more environmentally friendly by following California action and ban Styrofoam and foam food takeout containers.

Polystyrene foam – referred to as Styrofoam – is a cheap, light and strong material mostly used for takeout food containers. It is however extremely bad for the environment as it not recyclable, mostly ends up in landfills and lives for over 500 years. This is why about a hundred cities – including San Francisco, Seattle and Portland – have already banned foam food containers. In its last legislative session the New York Council also unanimously voted the ban of Styrofoam containers, making NYC the largest city in America to implement such a ban.

This ban is however a compromise for now and will only take effect next year. Why? Opponents of the ban, mostly container manufacturers, say that such a ban will hurt small business who rely on foam for its low cost and won’t be able to afford more Eco-friendly solutions. Dart Container Corporation, one of the largest makers of foam products, spent almost $1 million with the American Chemistry Council to try to block legislation and stop the ban. They managed to get a deadline – January 1rst, 2015 – to prove to the sanitation commissioner that foam can be collected and recycled in an economical way – something that has not been successfully done by any municipality so far. If they can’t prove it by this deadline, the law will take effect in July 2015.

More and more cities are taking the Eco-friendly direction when it comes to food containers and your city might be the next one to implement the ban. Chicago for instance is already also proposing a ban on the containers.

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If your business uses foam products it is time to go ahead of the ban and move on to more Eco-friendly products. If you are nervous that your cost are going to increase dramatically, don’t worry. There are plenty of affordable Eco-friendly options that you can take a look at. Not only your customers will love your new Green image, but your image will also get better, allowing you to slightly increase your prices and cover the pricing difference.

One of the most economical Eco-friendly option you can go for is of course sugarcane.

Light, resistant and cheap, sugarcane product also have a very upscale image and are 100% compostable.

Take a look at our sugarcane products at www.packnwood.com and take your first step towards sustainability!