LET'S SAVE OUR PLANET
Want to do more in your home or business but not quite sure where to turn?
We started this page to provide people with a transparent look into what exactly we are doing, and also provide some tips and resources for anyone looking to do a bit more. We know we can't do this alone. We need as many people and businesses to join this fight, which is why we created this page. We hope this makes it easier for anyone who wants to take another step in protecting our children's future.
(Please note, we have no partnerships with the below companies. We are simply sharing what we have learned and the products we have grown to trust for quality and cost.)
Large Garbage Bags
What are they?
33 gallon "plastic bags" made of 'Controlled Life-Cycle Plastic'
The material has similar performance properties of ordinary plastic bags but are modified to accelerate aging in a process that safely returns the organic carbon (from which plastic is made) to the natural bio-cycle as a food source for microorganisms
Why do we use them and where can you get them?
You won't notice a different anywhere but in the price. However, we go through so many bags that we can't imagine not using these bags. In fact, they are so good we decided to use the 13 gallon bags at home too
Small Garbage Bags
Just like the bigger ones, these bags break down, unlike real plastic. These bags are made of corn starch and are actually quite strong. If you didn't know it, you wouldn't even be able to tell they weren't real plastic.
For tablecloths we had to sacrifice a bit, but in the end it wasn't so bad. Plastic tablecloths have so many themes available, while paper just doesn't have that many available. Plus, some paper tablecloths are actually lined with plastic so you have to be careful! However, if everyone starts buying paper tablecloths (and stops buying plastic!) we can motivate companies to start making all the variations in paper. For our paper tablecloths we go to www.partydecorations.com.
We use biodegradable, compostible, forks and spoons that even look and feel like plastic.
For knives we decided to go with bamboo, which is a sustainable source. We just like the feel of these a bit more for the knives.
COFFEE BY KEURIG
We decided to go with the single cup Keurig after a failed attempt with pots of coffee. We just don't have enough coffee drinking customers for the pots to work. Luckily we found a way to make our Keurig Slim machine to work and not destroy the planet! Here's how we do it...
Reusable pods (specifically for the Slim): https://a.co/d/0aHupSI
We liked these so much we bought a bigger machine for home and use these reusable pods for that machine: https://a.co/d/1aHDN8P
Natural filters (no cleanup needed!): https://a.co/d/fH4jD4s
The Perfect Pod Scooper (no mess filling!): https://a.co/d/bvIqe1h
We used plastic cups in some of our projects, as well as in certain parties, before coming across these compostable babies! We LOVE these cups because they look and feel like plastic, buy they are actually 100% plant based and biodegradable!
16oz Cups: https://a.co/d/0QLBpSQ
SINGLE-USE PLASTIC & RECYCLING
The other thing we did was ban single-use plastics in the studio. We don't use them, and we don't allow anyone else to use them in the studio.
However, the most important thing we do is recycle!! We recycle plastics, aluminum, paper and plastic film. The film we have to take to a supermarket each week, but with the amount of products that come wrapped in plastic film it just feels like something we have to. You know all those plastic bags you get your shipments from Amazon in? They are recyclable!! Take them to your supermarket and do your part to protect planet for our children and their children!
We are still learning and are always up for a conversation or tips from people who have ideas as to how we can do better! If you have any suggestions, please email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 914-309-9334.
HELP MAKE ARDSLEY GREEN
We have started a petition to help motivate the Village of Ardsley to require retail businesses to provide accessible recycling bins for customers to use. Right now most businesses force customers to take their plastics home to recycle or toss them in their garbage. It's hard to believe that with all we know about the dangers of plastics, this is still where we are today.
Please help us bring Ardsley to the 21st century by signing our online petition at https://www.change.org/Make-ardsley-green.