Buy family-size packages instead of individually packaged servings to reduce waste and save money too!
Bring a bag or bin to keep recyclables like bottles, cans and paper packaging separate from the trash. When you get home, simply empty the recyclables into your recycling cart.
Don’t forget to bring your own bag or basket when you go shopping. You'll avoid the charge for paper bags and durable reusable bags are less likely to break.
Think ahead and pack a few reusable plastic containers with lids into the picnic basket. That way leftovers aren't wasted and will make it back home without spilling.
Invest in cloth napkins and a set of lightweight yet durable plastic plates, cups and silverware instead of purchasing disposables every time you picnic or host a BBQ. Reusable tableware is more eco-friendly and looks better too!
After the event, store the dirty dishes in a light-weight, large plastic tub for easy and clean transport home.
Have you ever noticed how much waste there is after an event like at a family picnic or barbecue? Even when entertaining at home, like for kid’s birthday parties, it only takes a little planning and thinking ahead to prepare an event that has all the fun without the trash. Next time you’re hosting an event or headed to the park for a family picnic, try these ideas: