Spring is in the air in Manhattan (which, we assume, must mean its practically summer everywhere else). Its time, once again, to put away our jackets and prepare for the season of picnics, BBQ’s and day outings!
While no one loves a good spring party more than I do, it turns out that our love of disposable party goods generates the second largest amount of waste in the USA, just behind the construction industry.
Not to worry. Sustainable help has arrived! Susty Party, a Brooklyn based company, creates responsibly made, eco-friendly party supplies and compostable tableware that, as they like to say, “make parties more sustainable, and sustainability a little more fun.”
Here’s four products you’ll want to have on hand for your days in the sun.
Featured by Martha Stewart Weddings, Whole Living magazine, and HGTV Magazine, Susty Party’s colorful plates and bowls are made in the USA, home compostable and party-ready! They are safe for the oven, microwave and freezer and are dyed naturally with mineral pigments and then baked.
Susty Party’s bowls and plates are made in the USA from rapidly growing plants tapioca starch and grass fiber. They’re also disposable, but feel very durable and sturdy.
Susty Party’s colorful striped straws are made in the USA out of sustainably harvested FSC-certified paper. They’re compostable and paper recyclable. Featured by Martha Stewart Weddings, they are a favorite item for any party or picnic!
Susty Party cups are manufactured by 75% blind labor in partnership with Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a non-profit to empower people who are visually impaired. Together, Susty Party and Clovernook look forward to creating more jobs at their green-collar job and community center in Ohio, supporting visually impaired individuals to be full participants in their communities.The cups themselves are certified compostable, non-toxic, and made from sustainably sourced paper with a biodegradable plant-based lining.
Oh, and, don’t forget to Respect the Earth & Party On!