25 May '12, 3pm

Having a BBQ this weekend? Here's how to make it waste-free!

Having a BBQ this weekend? Here's how to make it waste-free!

You’re aiming for a waste-free party, but you can’t trim your barbecue’s waste stream if your guests bring overly packaged items to share – pre-sliced veggies in plastic clamshell containers or plastic bags of pre-made salad mix. When you invite friends and family to your barbecue, let them know you’re excited to be hosting a waste-free event and that you would love their participation, suggests Suzanne Bertani, owner of the eco-friendly online party supply store, Green Planet Parties. To make sure guests aren’t overwhelmed or confused by your party’s eco-minded theme, tell guests how they can help: by packing food in reusable containers and avoiding disposable packaging. You can even set up a Pinterest board or Tumblr blog for your event and include specific examples: recipes for low-waste dishes or photos of products with recyclable packaging. Be sure to send out the lin...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2012/05/25/how-to-plan-a-waste-f...

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