Parties are an excellent way to celebrate, but
To start, if you want to pursue an environmentally friendly catering event, try utilizing dinner-ware that is non-disposable. Rather than paper plates and napkins or plastic cups and utensils, utilize reusable dinnerware. Caterers, such as Gomez Catering, can provide you with dinner-ware to avoid filling trash bags with paper and plastic at the end of the event.
But, there are certain events in which providing disposable dinner-ware is a must. An outdoor party event may require cups and plates that won't fall and break, so disposable items can be a financially sound solution. This does leave with you with the concern of how you're going to safely dispose of your trash without seeming rude or interrupting the event.
The trick is to organize your trash gathering correctly. Try independent bins for recycling. These could be color selective. Ideally, trash cans in multiple colors to designate their purpose would be your best choice. Here, you can make polite signs for each can and add festive decorations to help them blend in. Aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic, and paper should all be separated, but how you go about collecting them should not interfere with the party. Be sure that food products also have their own disposal area, so that it doesn't contaminate your recyclable material. Most people will automatically begin disposing of their trash properly when they see there are designated areas for it. You also need to make sure that all bins are available in the same location, so no one gets lazy or decides it's a hassle to walk across the party to get rid of their soda pop bottle.
Because you're the host, you can actually provide a polite service to your guests by asking to take their plates or trash for them. Now you can dispose of them properly and have the bonus as an extremely polite host. Although this strategy can't be managed throughout the party, it is a helpful hint to provide you and your guests with a successful environmentally friendly party.
The final thing you can do to save a little more of the environment is to avoid asking for a paper receipt. With all the computer technology that can provide electronic receipts and instantaneous transactions, we don't have to have a hard copy to do business. A small receipt isn't much, but if everyone does it, it adds up to a lot. Being considerate of your environment isn't hard, it just takes a little push and others will be more than happy to oblige. With some clever preparations, your party can be environmentally friendly without interrupting the event.