Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Low Impact Entertaining

Imagine.  Forty plus guests for a backyard bbq and only ONE BAG OF TRASH!  People, it can be done.  Here's how we did it.  Ordered paper plates, napkins, bamboo forks, and compostable plastic cups from LetsGoGreen.biz, a site that a friend had worked with for Bedford's Environmental Summit, and found them extremely responsive and accommodating (which should not be unique characteristics for a business, but somehow are!).  The napkins were 100% recycled, an attractive unbleached cafe au lait color, and compostable.  The bamboo forks were much more attractive than the corn starch plastic-looking ones, and compostable, too.  The plates, a nice shade of tan, which looked great against royal blue cloths, and coordinated well with the wooden folding chairs and tiki torches, were biodegradable and compostable.  Finally, plastic cups, but not the kind which will float around the Pacific for a thousand years or more, but compostable as well.  With the right array of well marked trash cans, one for food scraps and compostables, one for recycleables (the glass and plastic bottles) and one for straight trash, we ended the day with a load of future garden soil, and only one bag of future landfill.  Not bad. And a good time was had by all.

1 comment:

  1. well done and quite impressive! I'm book-marking this site for our next party.