Eco-Cycle's Zero Waste Event Kit
NOTICE: We have discontinued our Zero Waste Event Kit / compostable party supplies as of Dec. 16, 2016, but you can buy these supplies elsewhere! See below.
Why are we discontinuing this product?
We started selling our Zero Waste Party Kit, which is part of our larger Zero Waste Event services, back in 2005, when certified compostable products were hard to come by. Today, there can be many options for purchasing compostable products, depending on where you live.
Other Places to Buy Certified Compostable Products:
McGuckins Hardware, Boulder
eTundra Restaurant Supply
some local health food stores
Which products are safe for composting?
Be sure to purchase products that are CERTIFIED compostable. Products that are not certified by BPI World (Biodegradable Products Institute) may contain petroleum-based plastic, which can contribute to soil pollution.
Avoid confusion -- click here for Eco-Cycle's “Is it Compostable?” guide!
Reuse Beats Composting
We also want to encourage using reusable dishware whenever possible; energy and resources are used to make and transport disposable products, even compostable ones. Some ideas: Find inexpensive reusable dishes at local thrift stores, or purchase glass jars to use as cups that could be repurposed as vases or food and drink containers after the event.
Thank you for making your parties green and supporting our efforts to build a Zero Waste Community!