There’s nothing better than hosting a BBQ with your family and friends but these get-togethers can lead to inessential waste.
Barbecue season is in! Here are five easy tips you need to follow to keep it green and sustainable while you’re having a great time with the people around you.
Avoid food waste
We all love seeing our guests enjoying the food we put so much effort in, but planning a bit can be a total game-changer.
Calculate well how many people will be attending and avoid preparing too much food that will go to waste.
Take containers with you so any extra food that might be left can be either consumed later or disposed of correctly.
Don’t use disposable barbecues
They are a harmful ‘single-use’ product which threatens the environment.
They also contain charcoal, which is normally unsustainably sourced, and cannot be recycled or composted.
Purchasing a gas barbecue is a great investment as it can be used for many years.
Taking plastic bottles, cups and cutlery to the beach or elsewhere is a big no-no
If disposed of incorrectly disposable water bottles can end up in the sea, killing hundreds of thousands of fish, marine life and turtles.
The best way to be a solution to this problem is to make use of reusable cups and cutlery.
What if some of your guests have plastic bottles or plastic items with them?
Make sure you recycle the plastic well, and bring up the subject on how next time, they can bring reusable items instead.
Keep the scene clean, anywhere you go
Make sure you pick up any waste you may have dropped.
If you find waste that was there before you, it’s always a good accomplishment if you can disposable of the waste correctly.
Keep the area as clean as you would your do to your own home, because afterall our beaches are our home.
Avoid pre-packaged foods
Most of the pre-packaged food come with plastic wraps.
When buying food products take a closer look and see if you can find a better alternative without plastic.
Fruit and vegetables, for example, are easy to purchase using a paper bag instead of plastic bags and wraps.
Check out Greenie.mt for further details on being green and sustainable.
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