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8 Ways to Green Fourth of July
This article is part of Earth911’s “Green Eight” series, where they showcase eight ways to green your life in various areas.
1. Pass on Plastic Party Ware
They’re popular and easy: Plastic, ready-to-go plates, cups and utensils are convenient for parties with a lot of guests. The down side, they’re not so convenient for the environment.
To avoid this, do your best to use normal tableware that can just be washed and reused. If you must go the disposable route, clean them up (they’re often washable) and use them at your next big gathering.
Also, make sure to recycle your plastics when they’re not usable anymore. Check the resin number (#1-#7) to see if it’s accepted by your curbside recycling program. If not, check out our recycling search for drop-off locations near you. Be aware, if paper plates are more your style, they will have to be thrown out or composted due to food residue.
2. Take the Celebration Outdoors
Even though temperatures might be soaring, most Fourth of July parties don’t get exciting until the evening. So, take advantage of the cooler evening weather and throw your party outdoors. It’s a great way to enjoy nature and reduce the energy costs of using indoor facilities.