2019 is coming to an end and it’s time to welcome this exciting new year! Have you got plans for New Year’s Eve yet? Whatever these exciting celebration plans may be, it’s time to think about how they might affect the environment! These few tricks will make sure your party doesn’t become a celebration of single use plastic!
So, let’s celebrate this closing year with style! Follow me! Venue and decorations: If you’re heading out to a venue or restaurant, make sure you choose a place that doesn’t rely on single use plastics and glossy banners (hint hint, try looking for a place that supports local agriculture, that recycles and focuses on the good within the society and environment). If you’re courageous enough to throw your own party, opt for long lasting decorations such as fairy lights and create a corner for your little ones with fabric bunting for them to have their own, cute, little celebration! Perhaps you can also use paper confetti instead of balloons and glitter! Your outfit: It’s easy to get swept away in a wave of glitter on New Year’s Eve, but it’s worth taking a look at what we’re doing to the planet’s sparkle.
Fast Fashion items that are only worn once or twice might not be the best option, remember most clothes end up in rubbish heaps which take thousands of years to break down and end up polluting our oceans and waterways, destroying the wildlife. Here’s a challenge for you, why don’t you try wearing something you already own… but hype it up. Swapping outfits with a friend is also an option! And if you’re a little glitter obsessed, like we all are, why don’t you go for eco-friendly biodegradable glitter. I’m sure your little ones will appreciate the festivity!
Party Food: After a holiday full of Christmas food and loads of preparations, we can be forgiven to want something simpler. Why don’t you encourage your guests to bring a dish of their own? (… and if you want to go the extra mile… try and get your guests to shop from UK based suppliers). Not only will you find yourself having to spend less time in supermarkets, you will also enjoy a variety of traditions and foods you never thought you would try! A tasty discovery party for everyone! Don’t forget to avoid single use cutlery, opt for bamboo replacements. Just like fireworks, make your New Year’s Eve party beautiful! I wish you all the very best for 2020 and may this be an exciting new chapter in your lives. Let’s celebrate a plastic-free New Year!