For more tips can be viewed on our waste-free page, including having partygoers provide their own dishes and silverware, and serving drinks in large containers.
Swarthmoreans continually come up with creative ways to reduce waste, including this idea to avoid disposable vinyl tablecloths. Adorning tables with old sheets, Stacy Clements, in charge of decorations for her block party, left fabric markers for neighbors to write messages on them, adding messages with each new year.
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Laura Velarides is a rising senior at the University of Delaware, studying Professional Writing and Journalism.