Planning a big bash soon, but want to keep it green? Check out these party tips from author and eco-lifestyle expert Danny Seo:
Skip the theme
Themes are cute, but those specialized paper plates, streamers, banners and decorations end up in the local landfill.
Buy recyclable materials
Buy beverages in aluminum cans and glass bottles that can be recycled or pick up soda and other drinks in larger sizes to pour individual servings from. By buying wisely, you can make a huge impact. Glass and aluminum can be recycled into more glass bottles and aluminum cans, and the process never degrades the quality of the material. It can be reused over and over again. Plastic is tougher to recycle, and the process of recycling breaks down the chemical structure of the plastic each time it's recycled, weakening the material. Plastic has a limited number of reuses.