My vision is to help reduce waste being sent to landfill one party at a time. Parties are great. We want to celebrate big events and have fun but should it also result in lots of excess waste being sent to landfill to sit and rot for the next few hundred to thousands of years. Disposable has become the norm because they are cheap and easy to use but they are terrible for the environment.
After reading about a school that hired out party tableware to raise money for their PTA I couldnt shake the idea and decieded to start my own business with a similar aim.
Currently I hire out party packs that consist of colourful tableware of plates, cups, bowls and large serving bowls, trays and jugs along with tablecloths and fabric bunting. Plastic may not seem Eco friendly but this stands as being reusable instead of just paper plates and plastic cups that would go straight to landfill as after contamination these cannot be recycled. 10% of pack hire funds also currently go towards local school PTA's.
I also supply add-ons like toddler ball pits, reusable decorations and reusable pass the parcel bags. To also help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill I decided to take on removing the party waste to sort for kerbside recycling, TerraCycle recycling and Eco-bricking meaning even less gets sent to landfill.
My full vision and what I would use any money raised towards would be to expand my business. I wish to create a website with the whole intention to promote my business locally but also supply nationwide locally sourced Eco-friendly party products ranging from bunting, decorations, party bags etc. I wish to be able to help people who want to use party packs that are not local to me in the right direction of the PartyKit Network so they can find local packs to them or help them start their own party pack business.
I would also need to source and fund a storage unit to store stock and Eco-bricks for community projects.