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This Summer Go Waste-Free with Compostable Party Packs

Another great article I found at http://greenopolis.com, written by Trish Smith of the Green Groove. My Birthday BBQ is coming up and I already picked up some biodegradable dinnerware from London Drugs,  for the party. My only complaint is that you can’t get any colourful designs, it is all white or tan, not very pretty at all.


Leave more room for food and less for trash with 100% compostable dinnerware and utensils!

Summertime is the perfect time for grilling outside and inviting people over to share in the fun. Eating freshly grilled food outside while the weather is beautiful is one of my favourite things to do, but one of my least favourite things to do is to throw away all of waste from the big event. There just always seems to be leftover plastic utensils or stained paper plates that can’t be recycled, so they end up going into the oversized trash can.

Yes, I could use plates and utensils that can be washed and reused, but another great option that uses no water and creates no waste is the “compostable party pack!” These are basically picnic parties in a pack that have everything you need – including plates, cups, bowls, napkins and utensils. The best thing about them is that they’re completely compostable, so you won’t have to worry about adding to your local landfill waste stream once you’re dong gorging yourself with food.

Here are a few compostable party packs that you can purchase to make your outdoor grilling event clean and green:

Vegware Compostable Party Pack

Purchase on greenhome.com

This pack includes 50 compostable plates, bowls and cups, as well as 100% recycled napkins. Everything except the cutlery will compost in 21 days (the cutlery takes about 90 days to break down).

Ultra Green Picnic ‘n Party Pack

Purchase on drsoda.com

This set contains 12 compostable and biodegradable plates, utensils, cups and napkins.

Biodegradable Party Kit

Purchase on branchhome.com

This kit serves 50 guests and includes compostable papers, bowls, cups, trays and napkins. It even comes with 3 biodegradable waste bags for trash duty!

Eco My Party Tableware

Purchase from ecomyparty.myshopify.com

Eco My Party makes “100% biodegradable, compostable, ethically-made and sustainably-sourced” products for your party. The packs (which you can get for 10, 20 or 50 guests) include bowls and plates made from compostable sugarcane fibre, recycled napkins and biodegradable balloons. They even come in a recycled cardboard tote!

Now that you know about compostable party packs, it’s time to get down with your bad self and start grilling!



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