Tips for an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

The holidays are finally here! I think it's safe to say that we've all been waiting for this time of the year. As much as we love to celebrate and enjoy holiday feasts, this is also where a lot of waste and trash comes from during this time. We want to help you reduce your waste and try something new this year to have an eco-friendly Thanksgiving. 

 

BRING REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS ON YOUR GROCERY TRIPS

If you think that you're likely to forget your reusable bags, leave a few in the car or set a reminder to make sure you won't need to walk out of the grocery store with a disposable bag. Our Grocery Bag is helpful and can carry up to 50 pounds of Thanksgiving deliciousness. And our Produce Bags are ideal for your plastic free fruits and veggies!

EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES

Whether you're hosting this years Thanksgiving feast or planning to bring a dish, try sharing a plant based or whole foods meal. Choose organic and locally sourced foods to directly cut down on carbon emissions and support local farmers!

Check out these delicious plant based recipes:

Green Bean Casserole

Vegan Stuffing

Vegan Biscuits

Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

COMPOST FOOD SCRAPS

Instead of throwing your food scraps away, try composting so it can properly break down and create fertile soil! Save your food scraps in a container such as our Reusable Silicone Bag or Stainless Steel Container in the freezer to avoid smells and take it to a local farm or composting facility when you're ready! 

If you're on Oahu, check out Community Compost Movement.

SAVE LEFTOVERS IN REUSABLE CONTAINERS

One of the best parts of a Thanksgiving feast has to be the leftovers that you get to enjoy for the week. Make sure you store them in reusable containers instead of disposables and try to avoid plastics! Plastic is made from chemicals that can leech into your food over time. Our Reusable Silicone Bag and Stainless Steel Containers are ideal for keeping leftovers fresh. Old glass jars or containers also make for great food storage. 

TRY NATURAL OR THRIFTED DECORATIONS

If you're having people over or just want to create the right vibe with decorations, try using natural foliage or check out your local thrift store for the right pieces! Most decorations are only used once and often discarded or put away for the rest of the year so it can also save you money. 

GIVE GRATITUDE AND THANKS 

It's Thanksgiving, don't forget to express your gratitude to your friends and family and Mother Earth! If you're hoping to reduce waste this season and be more intentional, try your best and don't put so much pressure on yourself. Enjoy yourself and do what you can, your positivity and openness is what will inspire others to hopefully make their own changes :)

 

 


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