Glad’s One Bag campaign supports events of all sizes that strive to send just ‘One Bag’ of waste to the landfill, with the rest being diverted to recycling and compost. Give it a try at your next event, and learn how to waste less every day. It’s a small change that can make a big difference.Find out more at Glad.com/OneBag/ or visit the One Bag Sweepstakes.
OAKLAND, Calif. (March 4, 2013) – Party planning is all about the who, what, where, why and when. But now Glad is asking America to consider the sixth ‘W’ of party planning – waste. Together with actress Tiffani Thiessen and celebrity event planner Heidi Mayne, The Glad Products Company is calling on its Facebook fans to help host a 50+ person eco-conscious One Bag bash. Through a crowdsourced approach, people gets to choose all aspects of this celebrity event that will produce just one bag of landfill waste, with the rest being diverted to recycling and compost.
“I’m excited to be participating in Glad’s One Bag party because entertaining and sustainability are two things that are important to me,” shared Thiessen. “I’m looking forward to seeing what America chooses for the event and to help inspire others to reduce waste at their own events.”
Fans can visit Facebook.com/Glad to enter for a chance to win $10,000 toward their own personal One Bag party designed by Mayne for every vote they cast toward the One Bag crowdsourced party, now through March 31, 2013.
Throughout March, Glad’s Facebook fans can vote on everything from the event’s location and cuisine to décor and party favors. Each week a new aspect of the event will be featured on the Glad Facebook page for America’s votes, with all winning selections being showcased at Thiessen’s party this coming Earth Month.
“Glad is thrilled to be working with Tiffani and our fans to create a unique event that shows the types of small changes that can be applied to everything from special events to day-to-day activities to reduce landfill waste and increase recycling and composting,” said Kristina Vannoni, Marketing Manager for The Glad Products Company. “We know that waste reduction isn’t a problem that can be solved overnight, and we’re committed to supporting new waste diversion efforts and educating consumers on small steps they can take against waste that make a lasting impact.”
Mayne has designed everything from elegant weddings to intimate dinners for Hollywood’s top stars, and knows that an event going green doesn’t mean less glam. “When planning parties at home, there’s an opportunity to create a feeling of intimacy mixed with extraordinary,” says Mayne of Red25 Events. “You don’t have to sacrifice style and individuality when introducing eco-friendly elements that promote the three R’s into your plans.”
Below are a few tips Mayne suggests for keeping waste to a minimum at parties:
Glad launched the One Bag campaign last year – working toward the ultimate goal of sending just one bag of trash to landfill, with the rest being diverted to recycling and compost. To help consumers looking to take their own parties “One Bag,” Glad offers a One Bag toolkit (available at Glad.com/OneBag) that provides a how-to guide on planning and executing a waste-conscious event.
Glad is committed to taking small steps against waste, and supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) goal to divert 80 percent of solid waste from landfills by 2020. Glad offers a portfolio of products that help consumers waste less, including bags with less plastic, recycling and compost bags. For more information visit Glad.com.
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