Partying Green in Philly
I am going to try and never have another party using disposables again...
We asked everyone to bring their own place setting for the party. We had over 40 people attend and that saved a LOT of garbage in just one night. For those who forgot, I did have reusable dinnerware available. We provided a "gift" incentive for those who remembered to do so: a compact fluorescent bulb. The folks who remembered to bring their place settings thought it was a great idea, too.
Another tip we use, is saving all of the small plastic containers with lids that hummus, pesto, cream cheese, etc. comes in. These are wonderful for lunch packs, and for small left overs.
Debi & Steve R - Philadelphia, PA