Super Bowl Party: with Less Plastic Waste
Watching the big game at home with friends and family is one of our favorite traditions. It is an easy party to host as a homeowner, because the entertainment is planned for you. However the big task for Super Bowl party is planning for the food, drinks, and decorations.
This year we are encouraging everyone to make super bowl party choices that are more environmentally friendly. Consider the super bowl party ideas below to celebrate the big game with less plastic waste.
The problem with game day parties is the amount of plastic items that are tossed into the trash after a few minutes or hours of use.
Here are the most common super bowl party single use plastic items:
- plastic cups and plates
- forks, knives, and spoons
- serving bowls and dishes intended to be tossed
- balloons, banners, confetti, and other plastic party goods
- drinks in plastic bottles
- plastic table covers
The Defense Against Plastic Waste
Using alternatives to single use plastic items is as easy as being mindful as you shop. You can purchase reusable, recyclable, or compost-able goods for your super bowl party instead. Consider these options for celebrating with less plastic waste:
- paper plates and bowls that are compost-able
- reusable mugs/glasses and serving dishes
- bamboo forks and spoons
- edible decorations
- fabric banners and creative lighting that can be reused
- aluminum cans are 100% recyclable and cheaper to recycle than plastic
- washable fabric table cloths
The Offensive Strategy for a More Eco Friendly Home
We know that cheap plastic products can make party hosting more convenient, by tossing away the trash without much more clean up. Being more conscious of plastic waste, and doing something about it is definitely a choice.
Taking a few extra steps to wash reusable glass, wood, and fabric items after the Super Bowl Party can be a group effort. We made a few suggestions for how to ask your party guests to help with clean up in our article, “5 Rules for Organizing Your Home.”
Invest in decorations that you can use for hosting parties, again and again. Think about ways that you can be creative without creating plastic waste. Take a look at a few of our more environmentally conscious super bowl party ideas.
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