Why Single-Use Partyware is Bad

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I don’t want to be a party pooper, but single-use plastic is bad news.

 

This “convenient” product is having a very inconvenient effect on the environment, with typical plastic disposable partyware lasting centuries! And while I understand that plastic still plays an important part in society, like storage for milk and frozen foods, it really isn’t essential to having a good party.

Your average kids birthday party will see disposable plastic plates, bowls, cups and cutlery, single use water bottles, juice boxes, party decorations (such as balloons) go in the bin, to last for 400 years or more. This partyware will outlive your children's children! We need to come up with a better solution.

Single-use plastic is a waste of money

On average people will spend at least $15 on disposable dinnerware for a party. All this goes in the bin.

What if you could spend LESS money to hire BETTER products with part of the proceeds going towards important initiatives such as Plastic Free July?

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Did you know?

In Australia only 14% of plastic is recovered for recycling, which means the rest ends up in landfill to last for centuries.

 

Resource: Australian Dept of Environment & Energy

We donate all our money to sustainable initiatives

We're keeping a tally of the estimated number of single-use plastic items we've saved from landfill.

We're also donating 100% of proceeds to sustainable initiatives at our local primary school.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 
You keep saying 'plastic free' but your plates are made from plastic!

If we refer to our party kits as 'plastic free' we mean they do not contain single-use plastic. For children under 10 years old and for outdoor celebrations it is ideal to have lightweight and unbreakable partyware, so our reusable plastic partyware is a great option.

Isn’t using paper plates environmentally friendly?

Recyclable paper plates can only be recycled if they’re clean. You should also consider the energy and natural resources that were used to create this item that is designed to be used once.

 

Isn’t using disposable bamboo/palm leaf plates environmentally friendly?

Yes and no. It’s definitely the best disposable option, but when you consider the processing and transport of these plates it’s not the most sustainable option. However if this option suits you better we recommend visiting Urban Revolution for an excellent selection of environmentally friendly disposable partyware.

 

Can't you recycle plastic plates?

Recyclable single-use plastic plates can only be recycled if they’re clean, if that type of plastic is recyclable at all (check this helpful guide on recycling in the Town of Victoria Park). Even if you do clean your single-use plastic plates on average only 14% of plastic is successfully recovered for recycling. 

 

How do I wash the party kits?

Check out our Terms & Conditions for our cleaning suggestion, or this helpful blog post.