Going Green For the Holidays
There seems to be so much waste, especially during the holiday season. Wrapping paper, disposable party plates and cups, decor.
I'm really trying to plan ahead and use as little as possible...recycling magazines as wrapping paper or simply decorating boxes with stickers, markers, etc.
As for the parties, I'm throwing a New Year's Eve gala for 300 and the caterer has been great in helping me manage cost vs. waste. While I'd love to use all glassware, it's more cost efficient to use corn-based cups and plates that are completely biodegradeable.
Bottom line is that there's always a better alternative! Look for creative solutions and remember that the goal isn't perfection, it's just to try to do a little bit better.