Bring Your Own Basket
Ask your neighbors to bring their own plates, silverware, napkins, cups.
2. Avoid Singles
Serve drinks from kegs, pitchers or 2-liter bottles. If using recyclable drink cups, put out markers so guests can write names on cups.
3. Be Aware of Potluck Packaging
Encourage everyone to bring their
potluck items on platters and in bowls they take home and reuse.
Avoid styrofoam containers -which can’t be recycled.
4. Use Waste-Free Decorations
Avoid disposable tablecloths, center pieces, and balloons. Instead, have guests bring cloth tablecloths, real flowers and other creative, reusable decorations.
5. Clearly Label Waste Stations
OK, so you may create some waste. Make it easy for people to recycle by labeling
the trash and recycling bins with big, colorful signs so no one gets confused. Put all
trash and recycling bins right next to each other.