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Monday, August 21, 2006

NEWS: It's Party Time

I am having a Birthday party on Sunday (am 34 this friday - gulp!) for friends and family and am expecting a good turnout but we realised that we need to figure out a green way to serve food...

Should we get paper plates on the basis that they are probably recyclable? What about glasses? Plastic are obviously a no no.

Should we go out and buy a load of cheap reusable plates and glasses and keep them for the future parties we will doubtless have?

What should we do? My gut tells me just to buy a ton of regular reusable plates and glasses.

Best suggestion will win a prize, I promise.




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At 6:08 PM, Blogger Arcadia said...

not only would i get paper plates because they are recyclable but most eco-friendly ones are compostable as well, which i think is better.

keep a trash bin handy and when your guests are finished eating they can deposit all the food scraps, plates, and napkins into one bin for composting. you can even find compostable utensils as well.

have a great party and Happy Birthday!

At 7:59 PM, Blogger Katherine said...

I'd be inclined to go for the cheap re-usable plates if you think you'll use them again, but arcadia's point about some paper plates being compostable is worth thinking about. My stepdad discovered (no idea how) that takeaway pizza boxes can be put on the compost heap if you soak them first.

I'm pretty sure Pret give eco-friendly utensils with their food so they must be available.

Have a great birthday and party!

At 8:24 PM, Blogger City Hippy said...

Thanks to you both...sheesh...this is a toughie methinks.

So far I think due to the apparent lack of paper plates not coated in plastic as far as I can tell I am edging towards the reusables.

Will not make the decision until later in the week though...

Namaste to you both...


At 11:34 AM, Anonymous Tracy said...

I saw some compostable bamboo plates a while ago, more expensive than paper plates, but they look robust enough to use a few times before being composted. There were also bamboo knives and forks and cups that were compostable.

Have a terrific party Al, being 34 is so much fun!

At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lakeland sell the bamboo plates etc.

Have fun!


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