Tips on Creating Zero Waste at Thanksgiving Dinner
Welcome to 2019 Thanksgiving, we’re getting eco-friendly and heading towards a zero-waste effort around the holiday season. Include Earth in your list of life’s important things to celebrate (along with family, friends, and food). With consumerism at its all-time high, now is a great time too, not only give gratitude and show serenity but take action against waste with these zero waste tips:
The Earth will THANK you for these tips:
Buy local from the Farmers Markets.
- Buying local boosts the local economy
- cuts back on plastic waste
- Tastes much better
- More nutritious bang for your buck
- Donate leftovers to the college student and their friends.
- Reusable and multi-purpose cookware and serving dishes are always a good idea.
- Boil down your bones to make broth to reuse for a warm meal later in the year
- Borrow flatware if you don’t have grandma’s fancy china just yet. Or get a great mix match from the local Salvation army store. They have great serving stuff from glassware to plates to forks and knives. Gift the serving dishes to your local student.
- Too much turkey? You can make some excellent soups. Hop on Pinterest for more inspiration!
- Compost what you cannot eat.
- Plan ahead and ask for help from some relatives. You shouldn’t have to make such a big meal by yourself!
- Use compostable plates and utensils if you absolutely must.
- Ditch bottled water and sugary drinks. Honestly,
- Check out Greenmoxie for more ideas on decorations and earthy fun.