You’d have to be ‘Barbie’ to sing that being ‘wrapped in plastic, it’s fantastic’. For those lives that have been wrapped and trapped in plastic, it’s not so fantastic at all.
Transitioning to a plastic free life just does not happen overnight but overtime it is feasible. With this in mind start off by using environmentally friendly party supplies for your next upcoming party which you have in mind.
You’ll find, advertised on Amazon, biodegradable and reusable eco party supplies. They are guaranteed to help you reduce your carbon footprint and will not contribute to the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ which has been a ‘growing’ concern.
Natural Party Favors
Natural Bamboo Coaster Favors, by CutieBeauty, are an eco friendly practical gift for baby showers and are great as wedding favors.
Whether as a gift or for personal use on special occasions, these four natural bamboo coasters will certainly be a wonderful talking point.
Biodegradable Plates & Bowls
Bamboo Studios manufacture 11-inch Round Plates, 10-inch Square Plates, Rectangle Plates and 5-inch Round Bowls. They all come in packs of 8 and are made from the outer bark of the bamboo plant. No dyes have been used in the making of these 100% biodegradable disposable/reusable eco friendly dinnerware which are strong and leak resistant.
Bamboo Leaf Bowls, by ThinkBamboo, are 3.3 inch in diameter and come in packs of 50. These small eco friendly bowls made out of bamboo leaves are excellent for serving single serve desserts and appetizers.
Wheat Straw/Bagasse Compostable Plates, by World Centric, are made from discarded sugar cane fiber and wheat straw.
Coming in packs of 20, World Centric biodegradable 10 inch round plates do not contain any plastic or wax lining and are able to hold hot or cold dishes.
Businesses looking for Biodegradable Plates & Bowls, at wholesale prices, are welcome to contact Milestone International.
Compostable Cutlery & Cups
Corn Starch Forks (24-Piece), by World Centric, are petroleum free, compostable, strong and can withstand wear.
Biodegradable Cutlery Combo Pack (100 each – knife/fork/spoon), by Nature Friendly Products, are made out of resin obtained from a renewable resource of cellulose wood and grass fiber; certified compostable by BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute).
12 oz Cold Cups, by Bgreen Inc, are 100% Biodegradable and 100% Compostable PLA (a corn bi-product). These eco friendly cold cups come in packs of 100 and are wonderful for any occasion.
Seventh Generation manufacture Unbleached Hypo-Allergenic Lunch Napkins in packs of 12. Each pack contains 500 counts.
Natural Beeswax Candles
Beeswax Figurine Candles, by nuekiss, are made from 100% beeswax. Free from additives, these lovely candles are said to permeate a wonderful subtle honey aroma once lit.
Bamboo, Glass, Paper & Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
‘It sucks’ when it comes to non-biodegradable plastic drinking straws ending up in our landfill as well as our waterways and oceans.
Let’s see the last of those plastic drinking straws by purchasing eco friendly ones. The following reusable and biodegradable drinking straws have been advertised on Amazon.
Bamboo Drinking Straws are lightweight, strong and long lasting if cared for. The set of 12 bamboo drinking straws, by Rain Forest Alliance, are splinter-free and are made from 100% natural Costa Rican bamboo.
As 100% bamboo fiber is naturally resistant to bacteria/mildew and odor, these bamboo drinking straws are easy to care for. Just rinse in clean warm water. Shake off excess water and leave to dry by resting them on the kitchen dish rack.
Glass Drinking Straws, by Glass Dharma, are made from durable borosilicate glass and are dishwasher safe. These set of 4 Glass Dharma drinking straws come with a cleaning brush.
Paper Drinking Straws from Kikkerland are biodegradable. Coming in boxes of 144, these ‘barber striped’ paper drinking straws are made with food safe ink.
Stainless Steel Drinking Straws and RSVP Stainless Steel Drinking Straws, by Endurance, both come in sets of 4. They are made from high quality stainless steel which is polished for smoothness and shine.
Both designs are dishwasher safe.
Vollrath have a Single Sided Drinking Straw Dispenser made from stainless steel. The average length of drinking straws is 8 inches, so it should hold the biodegradable paper drinking straws from Kikkerland. Advertised at Katom Restaurant Supply Inc.
Book of Interest
Beth Terry, author of “Plastic Free”, will show you how to kick the plastic habit. Whether you are concerned about your family’s health or the environment, this is one book that is a must-read!
“Plastic Free” by Beth Terry is also available in Kindle Edition.
I’ve seen photos of what plastic does to our wildlife/marine life, as well as what happens when they ingest it, and it does not paint a pretty picture; it’s certainly nothing to ‘sneeze at’ (ignore) that is for sure.
So to keep plastic out of landfills or ending up in our waterways and oceans we must first take it upon ourselves to be more conscientious of what we use.
By being responsible you can stop these poor creatures from ‘drowning’ in a ‘sea’ of toxic plastics.
Even long term exposure to plastic can be detrimental (harmful) for human health as well.
Endangered Species International – Plastic Gallery : The stomach of an albatross shows how plastic can impact on wildlife.