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It’s the festive season, and of course that means parties! However, in a world where single use plastic is becoming a serious problem, we are here today to inspire you with some eco-friendly options to make sure your event is contributing as little as possible to that carbon footprint!
Shifting these festive celebrations to ones that are also waste-free can be both simple and inexpensive, with just a few small changes:
1. Virtual invites
The first step is to keep invitations virtual. Creating a Facebook event or sending a simple email is perfect for inviting guests to your party without generating waste from paper invitations, and if you’re looking for something a bit more exciting, check out party websites such as RSVP websites, and e-vites like Paperless Post. Virtual invites also allow you to track RSVPs, communicate with guests, and provide clickable info about your event.
2. Ditch the disposables
There are plenty of alternatives to polystyrene and plastic cutlery and plates! In the UK we use 7 million disposable coffee cups every day – that’s 2.5 billion every year. Campaign group Plastic Oceans Foundation says humans are now producing 150m tons of single-use plastic every year, more than 8m of which are dumped into the sea, so grab some affordable mis-matched sets from your local charity shop, or if they absolutely HAVE to be disposable, investigate compostable versions.
3. Decomposable Decor
From confetti to paper party bags, decor is easily switched to variants that decompose. Where balloons are concerned, we recommend 100% natural and 100% biodegradable latex balloons (just like ours!) that are disposed of responsibly. Remember, never ever release helium balloons into the sky (try a natural raffia streamer display or blowing bubbles instead).
Alternatively, why not check out our Facebook Group for recycling balloons?
There is no reason why your event this year can’t go down with a POP, whilst working to reduce our waste!
Want to chat about how our 100% latex balloons can work with your eco-friendly event? Just get in touch: [email protected]