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10 ideas for a sustainable, plastic-free party

Celebrate plastic free is easy! Whether you're a host or a guest, you can avoid a lot of plastic waste at parties and celebrate sustainably. Because after beach parties, garden parties, or just barbecues, there's usually a bunch of plastic waste left behind. Transfer your plastic free life now also on the celebration. Today you'll get 10 ideas for a plastic-free party that are easy to implement and really not time-consuming. Let's go!

1. plate made of wood & sugar cane or bring it yourself

This is really super easy! Quickly grab the plate from the kitchen and pack it. Your party will leave behind a lot less trash. And if your guests don't want to take things to the party themselves, the party can still be sustainable. Either provide some extra plates from your kitchen or offer sustainable disposable plates from Papstar. The plates are made from sugar cane or wood from German forests, for example. Since 121 cubic meters of wood grows back in Germany every year and only 76 cubic meters of wood are cut down, this makes the party sustainable and plastic-free despite the waste it produces. The following are two recommendations:

View square plates (20 x 20 cm) from sugar cane*

View round plate (23 cm) from sugar cane*

2. stainless steel & paper straws or omit them altogether.

Does it really look cool to drink from a straw? 😉 If your answer is yes, then you should at least switch from plastic straws to sustainable paper, glass or stainless steel straws for a plastic-free party. Because since straws are usually only used once, they make way too much plastic waste. If you need straws at all for your party, here are three recommendations for a plastic-free party with paper, glass or stainless steel straws:

View 100 color paper straws*

View 5 glass straws with 2 cleaning brushes*

8 stainless steel straws with 2 cleaning brushes*


Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

9 thoughts on “10 Ideen für eine nachhaltige, plastikfreie Party”

  1. Unfortunately, many of the products you recommend are linked to Amazon and are also wrapped in plastic.
    Unfortunately, this makes your tips unattractive for me

    1. Hi Manuela,
      i'm working on an internal solution with my own store right now 🙂
      You can also get many of the products offline in stores.
      A nice plastic free party I wish you 😉
      Stay clean,

  2. Nice article! Compared to before, I already implement much of it and plastic cutlery etc. is consistently avoided.
    I also think it's always nice to bring a trash-free snack alternative for everyone to a party e.g. cookies, homemade chips, or the like 🙂

  3. However, all this is not quite sustainable - even disposable solutions made of paper consume raw materials and end up being trash

    1. Hello Sabine!
      Exactly, it's better if you can wash everything off and reuse it at the next party.
      Many greetings,

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