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6 ways to have an eco-friendly 4th of July

On Jul 4, 2018

Fourth of July is the day we celebrate the birth of the United States. If you're planning on attending or hosting a party, bear in mind that there are ways to have a more eco-friendly celebration. Here are six ways to have a more environmentally friendly Fourth of July. 

  1. Avoid single use products: Single use paper plates or plastic cutlery can cause a lot of waste. Try to provide reusable dishes and silverware. If reusable dishes aren't a viable option for your party, try to find a compostable option. 
  2. Hydrate responsibly: Plastic water bottles also cause a lot of waste. Providing your guests with refillable water bottles or pitchers is a great way to cut down on trash.
  3. Have lots of fruit and veggies: Avoid the waste of chips bags and provide lots of fruit and veggies at your party. This is also a great way to hydrate throughout the day. 
  4. Enjoy the outdoors: Playing lawn games or hosting your party outside could help save some energy. By hosting your party outside, you can save on blasting the A/C. If it's too hot to be outside during the day, consider postponing your party until the evening when it's a little cooler.
  5. Electric or gas grills: Barbecuing is almost a necessity for the Fourth. But no grill will produce no pollution. However, using an electric or gas grill will produce less pollution than a charcoal grill will. 
  6. Eco-friendly fireworks: There are a lot of fireworks displays around the country. But people rarely clean up the fireworks debris. If fireworks are a must for your celebration, ask your local firework vendor if they have a biodegradable option. 

What about you? What are your tricks for having a eco-friendly Fourth of July? 

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