Eco Friendly 4th of July Party

Happy Birthday America! Independence Day is coming up and party plans are happening all over the country. We certainly love to celebrate with fireworks and food but we also need to be aware that it definitely is one of the least Eco-friendly holidays!

If you are gathering your friends for a barbecue or cookout, while you want them to have fun you also want to make sure you are doing everything you can to be as earth-friendly as possible. Don’t worry we can help! Here are a couple of ideas to make the most out of this Fourth of July Celebration while staying green!

sugarcane-platesAs far as tableware, depending on how many people you are having over, it can be a burden to do the dishes… Don’t worry! There are plenty of Eco-friendly disposable options! If you are looking for fancy and elegant plates, our Sugarcane collection is perfect for an upscale look! 100% compostable, sturdy and grease resistant, sugarcane plates will make your guests feel special and still Eco-friendly.

Ibamboo-platesf you are looking for a more rustic and original solution, Bamboo leaf plates are ideal for barbecues, look beautiful on the table and are also 100% biodegradable.

 

Here are 5 easy eco-friendly 4th of july tips to follow:

  • Watch your electricity consumption. Of course if the weather allows it – and it looks like it will this year – it is a lot better to have an outdoor party! It’s more friendly, helps you save energy, and you also won’t have to clean!
  • Grill greener. The 4th of July is probably the biggest barbecue day of the year so think about your different options! The least polluting grills are the electric ones even if they do use electricity.
  • Think about getting water dispensers instead of bottles to avoid unnecessary waste and if you also want to get beer, a keg is a lot more Eco-friendly than hundreds of cans or bottles!
  • Recycle. It may sound obvious but everyone still doesn’t always do it. Don’t skip that part! It’s not hard and very important.

pick-displaysBut the special Eco friendly touch you absolutely want to add is of course the stunning pick displays! Made of Bamboo and reusable, and they are great for passing Hors d’oeuvres but above all they add this fun and original touch no one else has! With the variety of picks you can choose from, you know your party can only be successful!

Whether you like classic picks, colorful skewers or fun shaped skewers, we have what you need to make sure your celebration of national pride is unforgettable!

Have a great Independence Day, be Green and most importantly, be safe!

 

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How To Go Green in 7 Easy Steps

Everyone is going green these days and the question we all want to know is where to start? Well, don’t worry here are some easy and inexpensive things to do or change at home or at work in order to be more earth-friendly.

1-      First of all, Educate yourself! There’s so much accessible info everywhere nowadays that it is just impossible not to learn a little bit about how to be sustainable. This blog post is the perfect example! And how could you help solve a problem if you don’t even know what the problem is? Whether it’s on websites, on TV or in magazines, you can easily learn a lot about what’s going on!

2-      One of the most important things is to buy smart. Be careful and try to buy recycled items whenever possible. It’s not necessarily more expensive and it’s so much better for the earth. You can also pay attention to how and where the products are made and support greener companies. And when you go shopping, think about bringing reusable bags to avoid using plastic bags that are bad for the environment.

recycle-logo3-      Recycle whenever possible! It’s really easy to do, it’s inexpensive and it doesn’t take to much time. Lots of products are recyclable and they are easy to tell apart from the non-recyclable items because they have this little triangle, often located at the bottom. Make sure to separate them  in different bins!

4-      Some products, and all the food items, are compostable. Compost whenever possible because it’s the best way to preserve the earth! We were talking about buying smart: buying compostable items is a great way to go green!

5-      Have you ever been wondering the benefits of going green? Besides the fact that is better for the earth and our future generations, it can also save you money! How so? Just by saving energy and water. It’s pretty easy! Turn the lights off when you leave a room, use energy efficient bulbs and appliances and most importantly, try to use greener transportation! Walk to work, use a bike or take public transportations whenever possible. It is better for the earth, better for your health and also better for your wallet! What else could you ask for?!

6-      Last but not least, eat smart. How so? Eat local, seasonal and organic food! If you are having people over and really have to use disposable tableware, use eco-friendly disposable tableware! They are easy to find, affordable and can be very fancy looking!

See, being Eco-friendly doesn’t require you to go to extremes such as going solar or only eating what you grow yourself. Be careful about what you consume and try to recycle whenever you can! Good luck!