Tips to Green Up Your July 4th Celebration
Are you hosting a 4th of July party this year? There are so many moving parts that you probably haven’t considered how to turn this year’s Independence party into an environmentally friendly bash. That’s where we come in!
1. CREATE YOUR OWN FROZEN TREATS AT HOME-RECIPES
Frozen treats are the perfect complement to sweaty summer days, however, many packaged popsicles and ice creams come with layers of plastic wrap that can’t be recycled. A fun, alternative to store-bought desserts are homemade sweets! You can make your own popsicles and frozen desserts at home with fruit juice, yogurt, and other common ingredients.
2. MAKE IT EASY FOR GUESTS TO RECYCLE
For every trash can, consider placing sorted recycling bins right next to it. You’ll want to use a bin for aluminum cans, one for plastics and one for paper items. This renewable party tip will eliminate any confusion your guests may have, and ensure your recyclables avoid the landfills this year.
3. SWAP OUT ONE-TIME USE PLASTICS
Instead, opt for using your regular washable dishes and cutlery. If reusable dishes are just not an option, opt for compostable flatware made of corn, potato or bamboo. Be sure to look for these labels when purchasing.
4. REUSE AND REPURPOSE YOUR DECORATIONS
Instead of buying new decorations, use what you already have. White Christmas lights, flowers from your garden, or a bowl of bright-red strawberries, blueberries, and apples all look great!
All the classics you love + new flavors waiting to be discovered.