Earlier this year, while out with the kids’ BFF’s family on a trip to the museum, we were all aghast to see the amout of trash that was “returned” by the bay to the streets of Manila. We were on our way home and I couldn’t recall if there was a storm or if it was just raining. All I know is, it wasn’t a major typhoon, but the public roads were filled with plastics and styros and all kinds of rubbish.
This, for me, is so alarming. Since then, I have been trying to be MORE eco-friendly and the entire family has been using less plastics. We'll be having the kids' birthday party in school next week and we're trying to make an effort to make environment-friendly. If you want to make yours "green" too, read on:
1.Use re-usable plates and utensils.
And I mean these kind:
Unbreakable, colorful plates and cups for children. Ideal for parties and can still be used at home.
2 .Serve food that are kid-approved.
This way you’ll have minimal or little left-overs hence trash too will be kept to the least possible amount.
3. Give EARTH-FRIENDLY Toys.
Use lootbags that still can be nifty even when the party is over. Refrain from buying plastic bags that can be only utilized once. Bags made of katcha or cloth are the best bet, since they can be used when shopping or travelling. You can also use paper bags.
Go as far as giving eco-friendly toys such as those made of wood, paper and maybe even cloth. One mommy from a recent celebration, gave away books and I found it really awesome!
Say no to balloons and those small toys that your children would probably only play with once or twice.
3. Do not serve juice in boxes. I know it’s easier but fresh juices can be made a day before and is always better than those that come in a box. Plus the small straws are like little monsters to the environment. Serve food that are kid-approved. This way you’ll have minimal or little left-overs hence trash too will be kept to the least possible amount. I absoulutely love these big jars with a spout. Yes it's a bit heavy but it's easy to clean and it's big enough for a party.