Eco-Cycle's Zero Waste Event Kit

June 10, 2009, 6:40 pm
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The amazing Boulder-based organization, Eco-Cycle, has put together a Zero Waste Event kit. These kits are available to order on-line but are only for Boulder area events since kits must be physically picked up at Eco-Cycle's Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials. Here's more info:

Now you can take Zero Waste home!

Many of our fellow community members who have attended our Zero Waste events around the county have asked us if there's some sort of kit to make home parties or business events Zero Waste. Now there is!

Our new Zero Waste Event kit is perfect for smaller events like:

  • Business Functions & Meetings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Weddings & Family Reunions
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Picnics & Barbeques
  • Neighborhood Block Parties

Check out the latest news coverage of our Zero Waste Event Kit, featured on The Denver Channel 7 News.

What is a Zero Waste event?

Zero Waste events are a great way to not only show your commitment to the environment, but also create a living model of Zero Waste for your guests.The key to a Zero Waste event is careful planning so that all materials used and disposed of are reusable, recyclable or compostable. By thinking ahead of time about all the materials your guests will be using and disposing of, it's quite easy to plan waste out of the event. Use reusables whenever you can, but when that's not practical, the kit provides you with compostable tableware and cutlery, as well as a compost collection container and educational signage to use throughout your party. There's no need for a trash can! When the event is over, you and your guests will feel good knowing that the festivities didn't come at a cost to the environment.

What is the Zero Waste Event Kit?

Eco-Cycle's Zero Waste Event Kit provides everything you need to make your gathering Zero Waste. Simply place your order online, choosing the number and types of materials you'll need for your party, pick up your materials at Eco-Cycle's CHaRM, host your successful event, and deliver your compostable materials back to the CHaRM and recycle your recyclables at your curb or the nearest drop-off center.

The kit includes:

  1. Compostable tableware made from plant starches instead of plastic, such as plates, utensils, cups, napkins, etc., depending on your order.
  2. A cardboard compost collection box for collecting compostable tableware and food waste.
  3. A compostable liner bag for the cardboard compostables collection container.
  4. Guidelines to post on your household compost bin and recyclables bin.
  5. Table signs for tables or other appropriate areas, letting your guests know how to participate in your Zero Waste event.
  6. Detailed instructions.

**We do not ship kits. After use, food scraps and all items from the kit must be returned to the CHaRM where they will be transported to an industrial composting facility OR placed in a curbside compost bin (where facilities exist). Please do not throw these items in the trash. Read more about the negative effects of landfilling biodegradable and/or compostable items.**

See details about the Zero Waste Event Kit

Order your Zero Waste Event Kit

 More Resources:

Learn more about Zero Waste and how you're helping to create a better world

Take your Zero Waste event to the next level with our "Tips for a Truly Earth Conscious Event

Not sure if our Zero Waste Event Kit is right for you? Eco-Cycle offers a variety of Zero Waste Event Services for everything from backyard barbeques and workplace meetings to large street festivals. Check out our service offerings and find what works for you.



Dunford, A. (2009). Eco-Cycle's Zero Waste Event Kit. Retrieved from


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