During the last remaining sunny days of the season, no activity is as perfect as a barbecue gathering. There is an unmatched kind of joy when you and your friends gather round, laugh together, and enjoy great quality food and drinks.
But, whilst most people see the fun in this activity, some find barbecue gatherings environmentally unfriendly. Piles of paper plates, plastic cups, and disposable utensils abound, not to mention the bucketful of food scraps you have to deal with after.
Fortunately, there is more than one way around this, and with a little thought you can make your barbecue gatherings eco-friendly. Here are some ways that can help you green up your grill party:
Replace your grill
Although the good old charcoal grill gets things done, it’s not so green. You might want to replace that with a first-rate propane barbecue grill instead, as gas-fuelled ones still let you cook that marinated meat nicely without the harmful substances that coal emits.
Discard your disposables
Let go of the paper plates and plastic utensils the next time you organise a BBQ. Outdoor dishes and utensils are good investments, as their use goes beyond barbecues – you can take them to camping trips and picnics too. Pack some linens instead of paper towels.
If ever you go with the disposable route, try to choose biodegradable items.
Sort out the rubbish
Lastly, separate the party waste. Before the guests arrive, place some labelled bins where they can put their beer cans, wine bottles, plastic containers, and other types of waste for easy recycling and disposal post-party. For food scraps, you can instruct everyone to chuck their waste into a compost bin.
Going green in your next barbecue is not so hard. What’s even better is that we can help you achieve your objective of an eco-friendly BBQ. Here at Longacres Garden Centre, we’ll help you find everything you need to make your barbecue eco-friendly. Browse our website or contact us for more information on the products we have.