March 28th, 2013

One Bag Party Kit Valued at $500 Giveaway

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Groovy Green Livin One Bag

I recently hosted a One Bag March Madness party. The goal was to invite friends over for a dinner party, use as many reusable products as possible and try to reduce our waste so that only one bag of trash went into the garbage at the end of the night. For those of you who entertain, you know that this isn’t an easy task. Many times when entertaining takes place eco-friendly habits fall by the wayside and disposable, single-use products come out in full force.

Through our efforts to compost, recycle and use reusable products rather than single-use items we did it. Only one small bag of trash ended up in the garbage can.


Now it’s your turn! One Groovy Green Livin reader will receive a One Bag Party Kit VALUED AT $500 to help you pull off your own One Bag event and 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 the small changes that can make a big difference.

Now for the good stuff! Here’s what’s included in the One Bag Party Kit (value $500):

  • $300 Whole Foods Gift Card
  • 12 Reusable napkins
  • 1 Simple Human compost pail for under the sink (look HERE for photo)
  • 1 Box compostable Glad bags
  • 1 Reusable stainless steel cupcake pan from Essential Safe Products
  • 10 Stainless steel reusable water bottles to be used as party favors for guests

By entering your name and other information you acknowledge that you have read and are agreeing to our Official Rules. Good luck! You can also enter for a chance to win $10,000 toward your own personal One Bag party through March 31, 2013 HERE.

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Disclosure: I did receive compensation in exchange for having a one bag party and sharing my experience. I also received a complementary One Bag Party Kit. The content and opinions are 100% my own and always will be. Promise.

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105 Responses to “One Bag Party Kit Valued at $500 Giveaway”

  1. My favorite way is to recycle whatever is possible.

  2. recycling and reusing bags

  3. My favorite way is to recycle or reuse everything we can. I want to start composting though too.
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  4. My Favorite Way Is To Recycle!

  5. I reuse bottles and bags when I can.

  6. Composting

  7. Use reusable bags

  8. composting

  9. I reduce trash by giving some unused/uneaten food to my dogs. For example, I often don’t eat egg yolks so I’ll cook them and mix them with my dog’s food. I do limit the amount though so that they stay healthy.

  10. I reuse stuff…plastic silverware and all, I just wash it and use it again!

  11. my favorite way to reduce trash is by recycling

  12. I try to recycle and using cloth napkins

  13. My favorite way to reduce trash is to use something more than once (like both sides of the paper) or like using the toilet paper tube to make a rocket for my kids to play with after school.

  14. We reuse and recycle everything we can

  15. Recycling!

  16. We have an easy, convenient curbside recycling program.

  17. Probably my compost. It’s amazing how fast it fills up.
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  18. My favorite way to reduce trash is to use reusable containers to store my food.

  19. We’ve been doing a lot better with recycling, but I’d like to start composting!

  20. I recycle my paper tin cans and plastic

  21. I compost year-round (yes, even in Colorado!) and recycle of course. We also use cloth instead of paper towels and napkins. With our family of 3, we only throw out one bag of trash a week on average!

  22. WE LOVE LOVE LOVE to recycle everything we can!

  23. I recycle everything possible, compost and use microfiber cloths instead of paper towels. I have very little trash.

  24. We recycle and I’m always digging stuff out of the garbage that can be recycled.


  26. I’m trying to cut back on everything plastic in the house and we recycle and compost, too. This is such a great idea. I would love to throw a party to get the information out to my friends that it is easy and fun to have a ONE BAG PARTY!
    Jeannette recently posted..Breastfeeding Is LifeMy Profile

  27. We use reuse as much as we can, recycle as much as we can, and use eco-friendly products.

  28. I would love to win this!!!

  29. We recycle our town has an amazing recycling program we can recycle pretty much everything. We have to compost our own stuff but the town is thinking about adding composting pick up

  30. I recycle everything, from using tp rolls for seeds to washing and reusing ziplock bags.

  31. Just by recycling.Thank you for the chance.

  32. Would love to try this!

  33. I recycle everything my city will take.

  34. My family adores reusing/repurposing & composting. We recycle when we can, as it doesn’t run in these parts, being green is our frame of mind. Hubby calls me his tree hugger. XO 😉

  35. We recycle and reuse. I take old magazines for work for waiting room.

  36. recycle items and donate reusable items to charity

  37. I recycle anything and everything I can. I also use reusable dishwear, water bottles, etc.

  38. recycle whatever is possible.

  39. I compost as much as I can from my kitchen and donate to goodwill

  40. We now use reusable bottle, and no longer buy small water bottles.

  41. We recycle everything we can.

  42. We focus on reducing our consumption and therefore reducing our trash.
    Michelle Larson recently posted..Travel Stuff | Engage Green CaseMy Profile

  43. Reusable napkins, real ceramic and silverware!

  44. We reduce trash by purchasing items in bulk, using reusable tote bags and not buying prepackaged foods or disposable items.
    tree recently posted..Saying Goodbye.My Profile

  45. We try to recycle as much as possible and reuse all glass jars.

  46. Easiest way is recycling or composting. Favorite would be reduce! Just don’t buy it in the first place whenever possible.
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  47. I reduce trash by making my food at home from scratch. While my neighbors trash cans are overflowing with take out containers and pizza boxes. My trash can barely has anything in it.

  48. Recycling and composting

  49. recyclying

  50. recycyle, reuse, compost – our recycling always full, trash can almost never

  51. I recycle as much as I can I throw all our dish scappings and leftovers and spoiled food into our compost pile!

  52. My favorite way is to use my reusable water bottle. I carry that thing with me everywhere I go!

  53. I try to reuse as much as I can. I even recycle and purify snow and rain water for drinking water.

  54. I recycle everything that can be recycled.

  55. I reuse water bottles all the time and recycle like mad.

  56. We recycle and reuse everything we can
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  57. I try to buy items that do not come in big boxes and try to find greener packaging

  58. not buying bottled water
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  59. We reuse and recycle anything we can.

  60. Love this! Looking at a party vendor that regularly gives away icky plastic water bottles — would love to give away stainless steel water bottles or tumblers instead.
    Anne recently posted..Starting Seeds for the Organic Family GardenMy Profile

  61. Re using, recycling, and using cloth diapers!

  62. Re-use what is re-usable!

  63. We recycle everything that we can and utilize RecycleBank for additional perks!

  64. We try to buy products with minimal packaging, like fresh fruit and produce and bulk items.

  65. I like to reuse bags.

  66. We recycle and reuse bags when we get groceries.

  67. We recycle as much as possible, we’ve got single stream curbside recycling so its pretty easy. After that I put out moldy or stale fruit/bread etc for the birds and other animals to reduce food waste.

  68. Composting and recycling

  69. Reusing, repurposing, recycle, and compost.

  70. cool idea!

  71. I try to avoid buying things in a lot of packaging.

  72. Right now cloth diapers is my fav green thing that I do daily.

  73. We try to stretch the paper towels we use by using dishcloths in the kitchen.
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  74. bringing my own bags to the store and keeping silverware and dishes at work so I am never tempted to use disposable.

  75. I recycle and also teach my kids to wash and reuse items as much as possible.

  76. I try not to use plastic forks/spoons and paper plates, i just use metal forks/spoons and ceramic plates everytime i eat. it helps reduce a lot of our trash

  77. We recycle all of our aluminum cans and plastic. No more paper towels – we only use dishcloths in the kitchen.

  78. A few years ago, I bought a few dozen extra forks and a dozen knives on close-out. I haven’t used plastic cutlery in years, and we entertain a large family often! It was a great investment which I’m sure has saved money in the long run.

  79. We purchase in larger quantities to reduce consumer packaging waste. and, of course, recycle everything we can.

  80. I love composting and I recycle all the time! I also got my parents to stop buying plastic ware 🙂

  81. I recycle newspapers, aluminum, glass. I only buy clothes at garage sales and thrift stores

  82. I recycle, buy used when possible, donate to thrift stores. I also found that by tearing up things such as cereal boxes, they take up a lot less room in the garbage can.

  83. I started using Skoy Cloths a few years ago and we no longer buy paper towels at all. I have also tried to cut way back on using paper plates or plastic glasses.

  84. I recycle everything I possibly can. Like I pour meat grease dripings in plastic creamer containers once the cream is all gone. And I put anything compostable in empty food containers until I can add it to the compost pile.Store it in the fridge. Then rinse them and run them through the dishwasher and reuse them for as long as I can stand looking at them!

  85. I bring my own bags to the market, and even special bags for produce!

  86. I went to vote and got this: Voting is now closed. Come back soon to see the results of our latest One Bag event with Tiffani Theissen.

  87. We use cloth diapers which really help reducing waster.

  88. I recycle plastics, paper, cardboard, aluminum cans.

  89. We recycle and I try and re-use as much as possible. I wash my baggies out and re-use for lunches.

  90. using cloth napkins and recycle

  91. We recycle and use washable storage containers instead of bags

  92. reuse or recycle everything we can

  93. We make a big effort not to waste any food, using every scrap we can and composting what we can’t.

  94. My current favorite is a collapsible market basket. I love it and I don’t bring home those awful plastic bags that are just trash.

  95. I recycle and re-use as much as possible.

  96. We try to recycle as much as possible

  97. reusing bags

  98. My favorite way is to use reusable water bottles!

  99. Recycle and use items that can be cleaned and reused.

  100. recycle everything

  101. My favorite way it to find a use for items that might otherwise be thrown away such as storing spices in baby food jars!

  102. We recycle

  103. I make a point not to buy overly packaged items. Recycle everything possible.

  104. composting

  105. Reusing as much as possible, especially bags.
    Thank you!

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