Monday, January 31, 2011

Green Your Superbowl Party

The Jets may not be playing in the Super Bowl this year, but you can still have a "GREEN" party for the big game!  As you plan for your party this year, think about implementing even just a few things to help reduce the amount of trash you have after the game is over.  If your party is small, maybe you can get away with not using disposable plates, cups, silverware and use servicewear that you can wash and reuse.  If that is not an option or you are expecting a large crowd, consider purchasing dishes, drinkware and serviceware that is biodegradable and/or compostable.  Here are a couple of options:

Preserve Plateware, Large, Pear Green, 8-Count Packages (Pack of 4)Preserve Products has a fantastic line of plates, cups and utensils all made from recycled plastic and can be reused many times because they are really durable!  Plus, when you are done with them, you can recycle them with all of your other #5 plastics!  They come in bright, cheerful colors so they also look great on the table at any party.

Solo Bare also makes great flatwear, bowls and cups that are made from cornstarch and is biodegradable and compostable.

Stalkmarket 7-Inch Dessert Plate, 35-Count Packages (Pack of 12)Stalkmarket has a great line of plates, bowls and cups made from biodegradable sugar cane fiber and are Biodegradable, recyclable, and home compostable.  They are also Microwave-safe, freezable, and oil- and cut-resistant.  They have great soup bowls so if your menu includes chili, then get these sturdy bowls!  Many of their products are available on Amazon.com and you can even save an extra 15% with their Subscribe and Save program!

Staples also carries a line of compostable plates, cups and utensils by Sustainable Earth so check them out as well:  Click here to see these products

Lastly, when it comes to food and drink, try to buy locally produced foods and local beers!  Find your locally brewed beers by zip code on this awesome website: http://www.realbeer.com/destinations/index.php

Here is a great article with a few other great ideas to Green your Super Bowl Party:
3 Practical Ways to Green Your Superbowl Party

New update: Check out even more ways to Green your Superbowl Party:
http://blog.practicallygreen.com/2011/02/5-more-ways-to-green-your-superbowl-party/

 
Don't forget to put out recycling bins so your guests can recycle all the beer can/bottles easily.

And as one of my commenters mentioned, use cloth napkins whenever possible or purchase recycled paper napkins!

Go Green!





7 comments:

  1. Hi! I found you on Tag Back Tuesday and am now following. I've never seen the preserve plates. I'm going to look for those for an upcoming birthday party. Thanks for sharing!
    :) Jan http://www.jewelry4change.blogspot.com

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  2. WE will be having a Green superbowl - and not just bc we are Packers fans! Thanks for sharing!
    Emily
    www.familylifeinlv.com

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  3. Love being green. Thanks for the tips. I love recycling!

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  4. I'm a new follower from Follow me Back Tuesdays, and I'm so happy to have found another green blog! I hope you'll stop by sometime. :)

    Green Momma

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  5. stumbled your post. I'm making steps to go green too so this was helpful

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  6. Don't forget about the napkins! Cloth napkins would be best but there are also compostable ones that would be good too. And as lame as it is having people right their names on the disposable cups can go a long way to cut down on waste!
    Stopping by from the Green Mama Blog Hop.
    Hope you will check out my blog sometime too.

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  7. I stumbled this great post from Stumble Tumble Tuesday!!! I'm your newest follower!

    I would love for you to stop by and say hello!

    Baby's Breath Handmade

    Here is my Facebook link also!

    http://www.facebook.com/BabysBreathHM

    Xo
    Joyce

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