#Potluck parties are always great. You get to see #friends, have a good time, and figure out how to #eat all the #delicious food.
In conjunction with #PlasticFreeJuly, @thraidev and I decided to host a #plasticfree free Potluck #Party!
We are so proud of our friends who made the effort to carefully plan their contribution to eliminate single-use plastic, at our dinner party last #weekend.
While there are many reasons to avoid #plastic - it's not good for the world, it requires oil to make, it's hard to recycle if there has been food on it - one that people often don't usually think of is that single-use plastic can affect our #health, both immediately and long term. The chemicals in the plastic cups, or even used to make paper cups and plates oil and water resistant, can easily seep into food and drinks. As it does that, it gets into our bodies as we consume the fun party foods and can interfere with the ways cells communicate with our bodies. This interference has been shown in various research projects to lead to things like obesity, fertility problems, temperature disregulation, and even cancers.
With a few simple swaps, you can make the party healthier for your guests:
1. Bring reusable cloth bags with you when you go shopping for party supplies.
2. Use real plates, glasses and cutlery. TJ and I lead a #minimalist lifestyle, which also means that we do not have a set of dinnerware kept away for parties. My grandma was kind enough to loan me extra bowls etc. You could also opt for compostable options like waxed or untreated paper, bamboo, or sugarcane plates, cups, and cutlery.
3. Go straw free! We had a DIY booze/ cocktail corner and people were fine without a straw.
4. If it's a potluck, ask people to bring food on real plates/serving trays instead of plastic trays.
5. Set up clearly marked recycling, trash, and compost
#beatplasticpollution #consciousliving #sayno2plastic #saynotoplastic #byob #ecofriendly #environment #passonplastic #reducewaste #sustainability #sustainableliving #taknakstraw #zerowaste #zerowastemy #zerowastemalaysia