Want to go really green this St. Patrick’s Day?

Here are five great ideas for a WASTE ZERO party this St. Patrick’s Day.

1. Bring reusable bags when you go shopping for party supplies.

Say no to those plastic bags! Bring a few reusable canvas bags with you when you go to the store. They’re stronger, much easier to use, and don’t take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill.  

2. Use reusable or recyclable drinkware and tableware.

Make sure you separate your glass and plastic bottles and aluminum cans for recycling, and use reusable cups and glasses from your kitchen, or buy ones that can be recycled. Remember to look for numbers 1-7 on the bottom of the plastic container.  And be sure to avoid polystyrene (Styrofoam) of any kind  if possible!

3. Decorating green for the party? Go natural!

Fruits and veggies can make great decorations. Try combining limes, green apples, green bell peppers, and maybe some kiwi in a clear glass vase or bowl for an eye catching center piece. Pick a handful of flowers from your garden for a few different accent vases around the house. Houseplants in attractive containers, especially a shamrock plant, are always a beautiful way to add décor (and clean the air)!

4. Compost, compost, compost!

Got leftovers from the party? Be sure to compost them! We’ll take your chicken bones, stale chips and unfinished spinach dip. And remember to put all those paper cups, plates and napkins in the green Compost cart – NOT the garbage! Called for late night delivery? Toss the greasy pizza box and waxy cardboard containers in there too!

5. Leave the car behind

Take the bus, cab or train if you’re going out. You’ll save on gas, and will be sure of a safe ride home.

Whatever you do for St. Patrick’s Day, Recology wishes you a happy, safe, and green holiday!

3 Responses to “Want to go really green this St. Patrick’s Day?

  • Really good post, it defiantly shows that no matter what the occasion is recycling is still Possible.

  • Yes, agreed good post and there should be more awareness around recycling of used tires also.
    Nicole @ buy used tires

  • The total water demand for agriculture, domestic and industrial sectors
    of India in 1995 was estimated to be about 650 KM3, of this about 90% is withdrawn for agriculture sector. “Study: California farmers can profit by saving water. With this fact, we are eating toxin food indirectly everyday, do you, inclusive of your family members, like to serve chemical food everyday.

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