'Tis the season to get together and celebrate, Texas-style, but that doesn't mean our impact on Texas landfills has to be as big as the parties and gifts. Common forms of waste at holiday gatherings include paper invitations, excess food, disposable plates and utensils, and gift wrapping. This year, reduce waste at your gatherings with these planning tips!
- Instead of paper invitations, opt for digital options. Not only does this reduce paper, but it also saves money as you won't need envelopes or stamps. As part of your invitations, be sure to request RSVPs so you can get an accurate headcount and avoid buying excess food and supplies.
- Reuse decorations you may already own. If you purchase new items, consider ones that are durable enough to be used for multiple celebrations or can be repurposed for other holidays. Secondhand shops are also great places to find festive decorations.