Our Planet Friendly Party Mission

February 26, 2020

At Pretty Little Party Shop we love celebrating all of life's moments, but we also love our planet. We are excited to announce that we have made a commitment to grow our selection of eco-friendly party supplies and to increase our offering of reusable party products.

Our little shop has been on a journey of discovery to source more eco-friendly alternatives that we can offer our customers in place of many of the usual party essentials. We still have a long way to go but are delighted that we now offer a more sustainable alternative for a wide range of party products from balloon weights to cutlery. Where a product is not eco-friendly we urge our customers to store and to reuse wherever possible, we are always happy to advise on a particular product and the best way that it should be disposed of.

Over the course of this year we plan to further increase our offering of eco-friendly party supplies, biodegradable tableware and reusable items whilst decreasing single use products. You may also notice a change in our packaging as we continue the transition to more sustainable packaging materials.

Understanding all the different eco terms can be confusing, here are some key definitions that have been put together by the fabulous people at Talking Tables, we hope you find it useful:

  • Eco – Being environmentally friendly
  • Sustainable – Use of natural resources kept at a level unlikely to damage the environment.
  • Biodegradable – Breaks down naturally without causing any harm to the environment.
  • Degradable – Breaks down into micro size pieces due to its chemical make up
  • Industrial Compostable – Biodegrades in an industrial environment only.
  • Home Compostable – Biodegrades in home compostable conditions.
  • Recyclable – Materials or waste that can be processed and used again.
  • Widely Recyclable – Waste most likely to be collected as part of household recycling.
  • Single Use – Designed to be used once and then thrown away.
  • Reusable – Designed to be used multiple times before being thrown away.
  • Sustainable Sourced – Using social, ethical and environmental factors to decide whether to use a supplier.
  • PLA - PLA stands for Polylactic Acid. Talking Tables are not pursuing the use of this material as the ability to get PLA products correctly disposed of is not widely available. The material can even end up causing negative affects to the current recycling streams as it is not recyclable.
  • BPA – BPA stands for Bisphenol A and has been linked to causing medical conditions. It is soluble therefore when in contact with liquids can seep into food. BPA free products are tested to confirm that they do not contain this harmful chemical.

Join Us!

We can't travel our Eco journey alone. We will be encouraging our suppliers, manufactures, couriers, accountants and all our party friends to take this trip with us and continue to encourage them to offer us more sustainable and planet friendly products and services. We also want our amazing customers to get involved, please let us know what you like and dislike, what you want for your parties in the 2020's and let us know of your eco-friendly party ideas!





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