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Sustainability Tips: More Fun & Less Waste at your Holiday Picnic or BBQ

Posted by Ford Sanger on Jun 28, 2018 7:49:00 AM
Ford Sanger

Did you know Americans toss out enough paper & plastic cups, forks and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times? (Source: Northern Colorado Disposal)  

Here are some tips from Walking Mountains Sustainability and the Climate Action Collaborative to help reduce our impact over a busy 4th of July holiday full of picnics, gatherings and BBQ!
 
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How To Get There

  • Walk, bike, bus, or carpool to your picnic, BBQ or party. 

What to bring

  • Avoid pre-packaged, pre-made foods and styrofoam to reduce single-use plastic.
  • Bring your items in a reusable bag or basket.
  • Bring your own utensils/straws/reusable tableware and water bottles.
  • If purchasing, look for #1-2 recyclable cups. Paper & stainless steel straws can be purchased locally at Wallmart.
  • Bring two trash bags. One for trash and one for recycling.
What to eat 
  • Shop for in-season produce at your local farmers market.
  • Shop for meat from the local butcher. Meat from the butcher also has less plastic or packaging.
Post-event
  • Separate your trash & recycling and visit a recycling drop-site or plan your event at a location that has recycling on-site. For more information on Eagle County recycling locations and best practices please click here

 

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