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5 Ways to Green Your New Year’s Eve Party

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4. Use Reusables

Paper plates and plastic cups are convenient, but they’re also hard on the planet. Instead, treat your guests to reusable dishware at your party. You can make cleanup easy by setting up a designated place that they can deposit their dirty cups and plates.

The same thing goes for napkins. Set out cloth napkins at the buffet table and put a sign on a basket so folks know where dirties should go. Then, you can just dump the contents into the wash when the party’s over. Easy peasy!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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8:52AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Thank you

7:14AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thank you

7:13PM PST on Dec 16, 2012

Thanks.

5:34PM PST on Dec 12, 2012

Thanks

11:43AM PST on Dec 12, 2012

Good advice. Thanks.

5:43AM PST on Jan 11, 2011

Good ideas, they can apply for any party so it's gread reading even after new years

1:42PM PST on Jan 7, 2011

GO VEGAN!!

10:48AM PST on Jan 3, 2011

Some great ideas, thanks!

7:39AM PST on Jan 3, 2011

Interesting, thanks!

4:48AM PST on Jan 3, 2011

We have a good collection of glass, wooden, cloth and even clay (my kids made when they were in kidnergarden) decorations which we use every year.

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