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Eight Tips for a Zero-Waste Thanksgiving

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Don’t prioritize convenience over the environment and sustainability during the holidays! Here are some low waste secrets to increase the eco-friendliness of your 2020 Thanksgiving celebration.  


01

Make a plan

Don’t go overboard on the number of dishes to serve! Plan for a couple of appetizers, one main dish, usually turkey, four sides or less, rolls, and one or two desserts.

02

Be simple

Simple food is delicious especially when you use fresh ingredients. Avoid the elaborate recipe trap! Just pick one or two detailed recipes. Limit the other dishes to those with a few high-quality ingredients and minimal steps.

EC30 Surface Cleaner does a great job of removing stubborn grease stains from kitchen cooktops.

Empty your dishwasher and laundry machine before guests arrive for an easy post dinner clean-up. Just toss the dirty linens in the laundry and wash with EC30.    

03

Buy local

Visit your local farmers market and remember to bring your reusable bags when shopping! Go armed with a plan. Consider how much you should buy based on the number of guests attending.

04

Clean your home & body (with EC30 ☺)

Toilets, floors, laundry, surfaces, glass, hand wash, body wash, shampoo & conditioner – everything needs to be clean before your guests arrive (and after they leave). Buy eco-friendly and sustainable EC30 for home and body cleaning that lasts long after the holidays.

05

Cooking

Cook with reusable cookware rather than disposable aluminum. Surprise yourself and guests with creative ways to avoid waste.

06

Setting the table

Time to break out your nice dishes, reusable cutlery, and cloth napkins! If you don’t have enough, ask a friend or family member to bring extras. If you choose to use disposable items, make sure they are compostable. Use natural elements and items you already own to decorate the table. Think festive gourds, candles, and vases with fresh autumnal flowers.

Did you know?
Using EC30 Hand Wash is a great way to keep your hands clean to keep your cooking sanitary and safe. It also leaves your hands feeling moisturized even in the colder fall weather.

Imagine fluffy bubbles and supple moisturized skin with zero waste. That’s EC30 Body Wash. Feel refreshed and ready to take on a day of busy festivities.

07

Avoid food waste

Thanksgiving can be a very wasteful holiday. Avoid overbuying food and prepare to send leftovers home with guests. Create a dedicated station with plastic-free containers to make it easy for your friends and family. If you’re a guest take your own reusable containers just in case! Plan to repurpose leftovers into new recipes if you’re looking to spice things up.

08

Compost!

Compost food scraps, disposable items, and any empty EC30 boxes you have☺. If you don’t have a home compost, check to see if your community has a program.

Earthstars - Keep doing good, giving thanks, and making the world a better place!

Sincerely,

Andy, James, & Amanda

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