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Glad Asks America to Help It Go 'One Bag'

Mar 5 2013 12:00AM

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OAKLAND, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 -- Party planning is all about the who, what, where, why and when. 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 choose all aspects of this event that will produce just one bag of landfill waste, the rest diverted to recycling and compost.

Fans can visit Facebook.com/Glad to enter for a chance to win $10,000 toward their own One Bag party designed by Mayne, now through March 31, 2013.

Crowdsourced One Bag Party
Throughout March, Glad's Facebook fans 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.

Eco Party Planning
Mayne has designed everything from elegant weddings to intimate dinners for Hollywood's top stars, and knows an event going green doesn't mean less glam. Below are a few tips Mayne suggests for keeping waste to a minimum:

•Reduce: Think about future dinners when preparing your party menu. Serve items that will freeze well. If you have leftovers, this will reduce food waste and give you a head start on dinner the following week. •Reuse: If you entertain frequently, invest in the real stuff -- china, flatware, glassware and napkins. Accumulate slowly by shopping thrift stores and sales at your favorite stores. Select a solid color and stick to that color to build a collection you can use year round. •Recycle: Create sorting stations with proper receptacles -- trash, recycling and compost -- to make sorting waste easy. Use colored chalk on chalkboards, have your kids draw colorful pictures of the recycling symbol, paint signs on recycled wood, or take photographs of your children holding letters that read RECYCLE. Enlarge the photos and hang them above the recycling bin station.

For additional information, photos, videos, and more, visit http://smnr.akamediainc.com/glad-one-bag-party.



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