• Everything you Need for Eco Friendly Entertaining

    October 23, 2019 • ECO HOME, GUIDES, LIFE

    Do you have a party or celebration coming up? Perhaps you’re simply enjoying more picnics outside now that the weather is warming up. Whatever your reason to get together is, make it an eco friendly, plastic waste free affair. Here are some simple ways to achieve this.

    Use reusable or biodegradable plates instead of plastic

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    If you don’t want to wash up at the end of the night, Green Bean eco tableware is a great alternative to plastic plates and cutlery. They are made from untreated renewable woods and will biodegrade at the end of their life. Just remember to pop them in the compost or bury them in your garden when you’re done though!

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    Serve drinks or decorate the table with reusable glass jars


    Ball mason jar regular mouth blue edition

    Can you imagine cooling off under a shady tree with a refreshing drink served in one of these cute, limited edition Ball mason jars? We sure can! Affordable, quirky, reusable, practical – what’s not to love! Not only can the humble mason jar be used as a unique drinking glass, use it as a vase, a glass votive candle holder, to serve desserts in, to organise colouring in pencils to occupy the kids, fill it with whimsical LED string lights like these for a stunning table decoration.

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    If you’re using straws, make them reusable!

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    It goes without saying that an eco friendly party needs to include eco friendly, reusable straws. There are so many options these days – silicone, stainless steel, glass, bamboo… We even have stainless steel straws with a silicone top, which are a safer option for kids.

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    Cover plates and bowls with reusable food covers

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    Single use plastic cling wrap isn’t invited to our parties! Opt for reusable food covers instead. If your serving plate or bowl doesn’t come with its own lid, keep it covered by stacking another plate on top of it. Otherwise, use a reusable silicone or cotton food covers, or a beeswax wrap.

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    Pop your drink on a natural coaster

    banksia coaster

    These beautiful coasters are have been handmade in Australia from a banksia seed pod.  As the seed pod is quite a porous material, they make an ideal drink coaster. They are as beautiful as they are functional and not one coaster is exactly the same. They won’t disintegrate like paper coasters, or end up in the bin like plastic ones. When they do reach the end of their life they can be buried!

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    Use beeswax or plant wax candles instead of paraffin candles

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    If you love to add a candle to the table for warmth or decoration, we recommend candles that are 100% free from paraffin, palm and soy waxes.

    Beeswax candles are a great option, as they are slow burning, purify the air, and have a gentle honey aroma when burning. Our range of beeswax candles are made with 100% Australian beeswax, and contain no toxic paraffin, no soy wax, no palm wax, and no additives.

    If you’re looking for a vegan option, Dindi make a beautiful unscented candle from coconut, hemp and rice bran oil.

    Keep the mozzies away without the use of harsh chemicals and DEET

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    Entertaining outdoors can often lead to some uninvited bitey guests joining the party in the warmer months. Using a natural mosquito repellent, such as a natural spray formulated with essential oils, a mosquito protection wrist band or clip, or a sandalwood diffuser  keeps your body and surroundings free from harmful toxins. Opt for one packaged in a reusable glass bottle for extra waste free points.

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    Opt for washable, reusable napkins

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    Prevent mounds of paper napkins ending up in the bin by opting for washable reusable napkins instead. These gorgeous linen napkins featuring native Australian seed pods are sure to be a conversation starter, and help you reduce waste too.

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