I know people must really get sick of me and my green ways…but this is who I have become! We have some house guests in (family) town for a few days and they aren’t as green as me. I know that most people are not like me so I try to be patient. My dear sweet hubby is the stubborn green man; he challenges me everyday! He came home a few days ago with a case of bottled water to take to the beach. He knew it was going to drive me crazy but it did make sense; we don’t exactly have water bottles for 9 people. I even made them bring the bottles home from the beach today so we could recycle them. AND…I took my reusable water bottle for myself.
Then today we were buying some last minute supplies for our pool/graduation (pre-k) party tomorrow. We had already bought some plastic plates/cups that are reusable last week but as our guest pointed out we probably didn’t have enough. We are seriously expecting close to 40 people at the house. So instead of buying foam or paper plates we bought some more plastic. (**Note…remember I’m not anti-plastic yet… I think it’s a great alternative to disposable!) We now have almost 50 settings of plastic plates and cups for the pool! It seems like a lot but I keep thinking of how much paper we would go through in one day. If you think that most people would go through 2-3 plates tomorrow multiple by 40 people…I would seriously cry! Our trash cans are already fuller than the are normally from our small family of three…but I guess 6 extra people will do that.
Anyways…I’m really excited to have our first semi-green party tomorrow! I know we are still going to be making a big impact but it’s smaller than last years. And…we normally turn the air off during the day since the doors will be open practically all day…especially with tons of tots running around. No to just figure out how to stop people from throwing their cans/bottles in the trash; I really don’t want to dumpster dive.
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It was a great party— even if you are the Eco-Nazi!
Did you do any dumpster diving? Nothing like trying to remind 40 kids and adults where to recycle. I would of been a wreck.
Funny you should ask about the dumpster diving. Even with the plates being plastic people (2) still wanted to throw them away! If it were the kids I could understand but it was the adults who threw them out. We caught one before he tossed it; the other we found after the party. As for the rest of the recycling it was hit or miss. Most people had bottles and our city doesn’t take bottles (what a lost market in our house!!!) and I feel pretty good that 80% of the cans made it where they were suppose to go.