Happy (almost) Fourth of July! As you prepare for festivities, it’s important to not only keep fun at the forefront of your mind, but sustainability, too. Did you know that the average American throws away almost 1,600 pounds of trash each year? After a holiday, the trash bins are always full, but there is a way you can prevent yourself from being a part of that statistic.
Here are 5 trash-reducing, sustainable products to add to your holiday shopping list:
1. Biodegradable Silverware
Cutlery is essential for partygoers, but this fully compostable and biodegradable set comes with 100 spoons, 100 forks and 60 knives all naturally made from cornstarch. This is an awesome alternative to the plastic you’ve been using—and it’s far better for the environment!
2. Plant-Based Solo Cups
This set of 50 eco-friendly solo cups are 100% compostable, BPI certified, and BPA Free. They’re made from plants and use vegetable-based inks rather than oil-based and petroleum. They make a safer option, not only for the environment but for everyone’s bodies, too!
[PS: If you’d like to order a full set of cutlery, plates and cups altogether, check this out!]
3. Eco-Friendly Food Grade Wipes
It’s the Fourth of July, everyone’s going to be dirty. Rather than wiping off with hand sanitizer or chemically-based wipes and sprays, use this 64-count set of biodegradable food-grade wipes. Chlorine-free and useable with or without water, these are a great party addition to keep hands, veggies, fruits, and other food items germ-less.
4. Compostable Trash Bags
There’s going to be trash, why not put it in bags that will help the environment, rather than hurt. These non-toxic, orderless and completely environmentally-friendly trash bags are a must-have for your holiday party.
5. Environmentally-Safe Sunscreen
Using sustainable products is about more than swapping your utensils and plates, it’s also about what you put on your body, too. Especially since you’ll be spending a good amount of time outside this holiday, lather on something that’s not only safe for your skin, but for the environment.
This reef and ocean-safe zinc susncreen is made with natural, pharmaceutical-grade zinc and no parabens or chemicals. It’s also SPF 50 as well.
Now It’s Your Turn to Buy!
These are our favorite sustainable products to best enjoy this holiday.
What ones do you recommend? Feel free to leave a comment / rec below!
PS: For other ways to be sustainable click here.
Featured Image Credit: Johanna Dahlberg