Balloons have become synonymous with celebrations. They get tied to porches to signify a birthday. They are turned into arches as an entry to a party and they get released into the air to signify big milestones. But people often forget the impact that balloons have on the planet. So why are they so bad for the environment?
We live in a society focused on consumerism and convenience. People throw things away without thinking twice. The gifts we give can be seen as a way of showing how much you love someone by how expensive the item was. This all needs to change. We have to stop with the linear economy and move to a more circular model which means reusing items and keeping things that still have lots of life left in circulation instead of putting them in the landfill. How do we start making it ok to gift a secondhand item? Giving vintage and antique items is ok so why not other types of secondhand goods? Kids clothes, toys, books and gadgets usually get used for...
I talk a lot on here about how reducing single-use items at your party will have a huge impact on the amount of waste produced. But what about food waste!?! Did you know that if food waste were its own country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases??? Gross. One of the main reasons that there ends up being so much food waste after a party comes down to hosts not wanting to run out of food so end up supplying WAY too much. So I’m going to give you some tips to reduce food waste at your next party while still having plenty of food for your guests.
Celebrating sustainably. It doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. And you can still have a great party theme! Skip the party store plastic cups, plates & utensils, the disposable decorations that get used for a few hours and the balloons that pollute & harm wildlife. Try these 7 ways to host a more eco-friendly party.
The news surrounding climate change is becoming increasingly terrifying and while we need action taken by every single country and corporation around the world there are still things that you can do in your everyday life that can make a difference. And while it might not feel like your average party waste will make much difference, think about this. Going Zero Waste states that the average wedding produces 400-600 pounds of garbage. Now yes, that’s a wedding. But think of the balloons, plastic cutlery, plates, party hats, plastic table cloths and more! Not the mention the food waste!