Whether you are attending or hosting the 12th man party and trying to Russell up some grub during the big game, you can score more than a touchdown as the Seahawks take on the Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX. Here’s a play-by-play on how to make your festivities waste zero:
Buy your Skittles in bulk! Cut down on packaging by purchasing only what the party needs in bulk and by using reusable plates, platters, silverware, napkins, cups and mugs. According to the US EPA, nearly 113 billion disposable cups, 39 billion disposable eating utensils, and 29 billion disposable plates are used in the US each year.
Want to rush a few extra yards? Show your Washington State pride by making West Coast clam chowder and other game day appetizers with local fare. Reduce waste when grocery shopping by bringing your reusable shopping bag.
Serving up refreshments in pitchers instead of individual containers eliminates waste from individual cans and bottles. Mix up a “hawktail” for an alcoholic beverage inspired by Seahawk players. If you’re feeling like local beer instead, purchase refillable growlers or recycle those 12th Cans™.
Have you heard about the Seattle food waste ban? “I’m just here so I don’t get fined,” says one local resident. Seattleites can avoid a penalty by putting food scraps and food-soiled paper into the green food & yard waste cart. King County residents may intercept food destined for the landfill by tossing leftover chicken wings, pizza crusts, and chowder into the food waste bin.
Cheer on our hometown team by reducing, reusing, recycling, and rePETE-ing a victory!