My friend hosts a party on Derby Day each year, and this year we went low-waste by collecting organics and traditional recycling, and using reusable plates, glasses and utensils.
Our food waste and non-recyclable paper were collected for commercial composting.
We put up small signs alerting guests that we would be collecting organics, so they were primed before they went to dispose of their food waste.
It's one thing to imagine you'll have little trash after recycling and composting, but seeing just 6 oz after a large party sends the low-waste message home. Seeing is believing!
We'll have to ban plastic straws next year.
Attendees were enthusiastic, and did a good job of keeping contaminants out of the organics bins.
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