Friday, June 1, 2012

Go Green with Glad's One Bag Challenge {Glad One Bag Party Kit Review & Giveaway}

Glad logo
Now that the warm weather has arrived and school is nearly out, I look forward to the spring and summer parties that await our family and friends. From kids' birthdays to pool/sprinkler parties to outdoor barbeques to Father's Day and holiday-themed gatherings, we always enjoy getting together with those people that make a difference in our lives.

The part that I don't particularly enjoy? The cleanup, of course.

While the preparation (including planning, cooking and cleaning) can sometimes end up stressful, it still provides the results necessary for a great party. But when the last guest has left and I look around at the amount of garbage that has to be bagged up and sent to the landfill, it can leave me feeling a little guilty that the environment has to pay the price for the convenience of using paper plates and plastic utensils.

Fortunately, the Glad Products Company has taken the lead in providing products that offer effective yet responsible ways to clean up after a party. In fact, they have created Glad's One Bag Challenge to see if you can host a gathering and have it result in only a single bag of trash to contain all of the party remnants.

Glad One Bag Challenge

Only one bag for plates, crumbs, party favors, napkins and more while the rest is all diverted to compost and recycling? Although this hasn't occurred in the past for us, I was looking forward to seeing how smart planning and a Glad One Bag Party Kit could make it happen!

Glad One Bag Party Kit

Glad is committed to helping consumers help the planet, with the idea being that small changes can add up to a big difference in creating a better environment for generations to come. The key is simple: Waste Less.

With its newest innovations (e.g. compostable kitchen bags, recycling bags, and trash bags that use less plastic while providing greater strength than ever before), Glad has helped save over 6.5 million pounds of plastic per year, the equivalent of keeping more than 140 million extra trash bags out of landfills each year.

Even better, Glad has become more responsible in the way that they manufacture and package their products while also actively encouraging more people to recycle and compost and spread awareness nationwide. So, could I follow in Glad's footsteps and throw a party that resulted in only one bag of waste? It was time to find out!

sisters
My overly-excited co-hosts eagerly awaiting the arrival of our party attendees!
Beginning with the decorations, I opted to leave out any unnecessary items and stick with the basics. As well as cutting down on garbage to throw away at the end, I found that setting out the Earth-friendly Green Apple Soy Candle and then letting the beauty of the outdoors do the rest was much easier than hanging streamers or blowing up balloons!

soy candle

Pulling out the bambu Veneerware, I was immediately impressed that these chic-looking napkins, plates, cups and flatware were compostable. What better way to reduce excess waste than by having guests utilize these high quality, modern pieces and then know that they would biodegrade when we were done?

green party supplies

After prepping some food and encouraging guests to bring a dish to share (in a container that would then return home with them), it was time to pack a few items into our Collapsible Metro Cooler Market Basket to keep them cool, while also encouraging the importance of going green with the unique tree print design.

market tote

All that was left was to kick back and enjoy a relaxed, laid back outdoor summer party! For the adults, there was plenty of chatting, laughter, food and drinks...

party food

...while for the kids, there was fun in the yard with toys, the sand table...

kids sand table

...and enough water fun to keep everyone happy and cool.

slip n slide
What's a party without a Slip 'n Slide?
As the sun went down and our party guests began to leave, it was easy to look around and see that the cleanup was minimal compared to gatherings that we have held in the past.

All of the empty drink containers went into our recycle bin, any leftover food was stored in reusable containers, our flatware, plates and cups went into a pile to be composted, and our Glad Tall Kitchen Bag of garbage was left with plenty of room to spare!

Glad garbage bag

Prior to our party, we had been using these Glad trash bags in our kitchen and my husband and I had both commented on the strength and durability that they had been providing. It was easy to fill, pack down, and continue filling these bags and know that they were strong enough to hold up to even the largest of messes.

Plus, just knowing how much plastic Glad has saved by creating these innovative bags makes me even more happy to pull them out for everyday or special occasions. After all, the chance to use a high quality product, do our part to save the earth, and get to pass along a little extra knowledge to my kids about the importance of taking measures to be eco-friendly? That's a win-win-win!

taking out the trash

To find out more about Glad's commitment to bettering the environment and their great new products, visit GladToWasteLess.com. It's hard to not be impressed with their collection of bags that stretch to hold more, reusable containers of all sizes, bags with odor-neutralizing technology (that prevent throwing out smelly trash before bags are filled), composting and recycling bags to help divert waste from landfills, and much, much more.

Interested in taking the Glad One Bag Challenge? Be sure visit Glad To Waste Less to find out more as well as to download a free resource kit for help with everything from planning to hosting your event. And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be even more prepared for their next shindig, because...

One lucky person will receive a Glad One Bag Party Kit*!

Glad one bag giveaway

*Kit includes: Glad One Bag Tote, Veneerware Party Kit, Collapsible Metro Cooler Market Basket, Earth-friendly Green Apple Soy Candle, Glad Tall Kitchen Bags, and Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Glad and received a One Bag kit to facilitate my review, a kit to give away, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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redfuzzycow said...

our wiimotes always need new batteries!

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

The kids toys!

When Pigs Fly said...

our video gaming remotes need batteries the most often!
Jennifer (at) jennifervandahm.com

suburban prep said...

The battery operated toothbrush and the clock
msgb245 at gmail dot com

kat said...

our tv remotes.. Husband loves to watch the big screen either in the living room or the bedroom.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

Cari said...

My digital camera!

Sylvia said...

The TV remote
sylviawhit@gmail.com

Amy V said...

tv remote!

annae07 at aol dot com

mommyisshopping said...

The mouse (I wonder why :)

Marisa M said...

Our computer mouse always seems to need batteries.
madmegid(at)yahoo(dot)com

mummytotwoboys said...

Always the TV remote and my sons crib mobile

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

kyonac1 said...

My camera
kyonac1@gmail.com

Diane Zielinski said...

The musical crib toys that take the huge batteries always need replacing every few months.

greenhollytwig at yahoo . com

amy beth marantino said...

the Wii balance board and remote

Anonymous said...

My son's Leapster Explorer!
info(at)mijalphotography(dot)com

LissaDora said...

My scale! And the flashlights.!

ColleenMarie82 said...

My camera

Liz said...

The camera!

Stephanie said...

My cordless mouse.

jbmthill said...

My flashlights ALWAYS need new batteries.

like2sweep@gmail.com
jbmthill

Ali said...

Our remotes always run out of batteries!

carole said...

my camera and remote

Candi M said...

The kids toys and the wii remotes always need batteries!! in our home
vanilla_candi(at)msn(dot)com

wigget said...

flashlights and the wii remotes

Ashley said...

The tv remote always seems to go through batteries quickly.

Linda W. said...

My camera and the Wii remotes.

Stefanie Elysse Hurtado said...

Kids and baby toys!

JC said...

My digital camera.

Anonymous said...

Video game controllers. julierupert@gmail.com

Patricia said...

The tv remotes. I think someone is stealing the new batteries while we are asleep

Nd said...

Flashlights

jmajor4870 said...

my granddaughters babydolls are always needing new batteries so the can talk

Amanda Moutos said...

The Wii Remotes!!!

Sarah said...

Xbox controllers always need batteries.

The Tesdalls said...

The kids toys ALWAYS need new batteries!!!

kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

debbie said...

The computer mouse(s) always go through batteries.

Kristina said...

The boys leapfrog pens are always in the need of batteries.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

remotes
vmkids3 at msn dot com

JSweeps said...

My digital camera always needs batteries!

jessica said...

my bluetooth mouse takes up so much battery power!

jek9880 at gmail dot com

Timshaun said...

Game controllers

s said...

remote for TV

SueZH said...

My computer mouse is always turning off.

freddie said...

My flashlight and my grandsons toys. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

The remote control!!

Vicki said...

Glad is the best and batteries are in great demand stealing one from another!

Tanya M said...

My electric spice grinder.

SandyM204 said...

The tv remote and the Wii remote always need batteries.

Tatum said...

XBox controllers are endless

Jennifer said...

Either the TV remote or my daughters toys.

lilpinksocks said...

the kids' toys
lilpinksock31(at)gmail(dot)com

mywildcrazylife said...

Toys and remote controls take so many batteries in our home. even with rechargables I can't keep us in batteries
allyson.bossie at hotmail dot com

michealgrim said...

its always the remote for the tv and dvd

alisa said...

definately the electric toothbrush!

MommaMary said...

My toothbrush

lgm52 said...

Cameras and clocks

Carrie Phelps said...

My camera!

katja9_10 said...

Our computer mouse always needs new batteries.

Les Johnson

Daisy said...

kids toys

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

The children's toys.
gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hippie4ever said...

my son's rc car

Crystal said...

The real answer isn't very family-friendly, so I'll say the bathroom scale! ;)

Savingwith Saveone said...

My cd player is always running out of batteries.
chavonne.harvey@yahoo.com

agatewood1 said...

the kids toys...thanks!!

Jamie K said...

the camera!

shopannies said...

camera and tv remotes

Leann said...

My mouse seems to need batteries quite frequently... lol chefl@swbell.net

Nancy's Couture said...

the kids toys!

PaulineMilner said...

Our Son is a guitarist and he goes through a ton of batteries for use in his music equipment.

I should own stock in energizer by now!

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

dod@rogers.com

darce said...

Remote control toys and toy cameras.

MELINA said...

The tv remotes at this house use up most of the batteries

leanne_mac said...

the kids toys
leannemacg at gmail.com

Romapr said...

My camera eats through batteries so fast. Thanks!

romapup at gmail dot com

sueparks2003 said...

I would have to say the TV remote because I don't use much that takes batteries. Oh and my oxygen concentrator.
Gladys P
sps1113 at yahoo dot com

debbiekl said...

toys and my camera!

Allison Downes said...

My camera and remote

Jackie said...

Our digital cameras always need batteries.
Thank you!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

My sons xbox remote and mp3 player.
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

amasfun47 said...

The computer mouse always needs new batteries

CarrieAnn13 said...

My sons leap pad forever needs batteries

Sarah said...

My son's toys!

Sarah said...

My son's toys!

Dawn Anderson said...

Thank you for this chance

Tara said...

TV remotes

Tina Bartunek said...

The tv remote.

Karren said...

We always seem to need batteries in our satellite remote control - it eats batteries! My camera would be the next most used item!

Brooke M Adametz said...

ALWAYS the Wii remotes!!!

Angi said...

I always seem to have to replace the batteries in the party lanterns hanging in the porch

Colleen M said...

Our TV remote control and computer mouse always need new batteries.

colljerr at comcast dot net

Jessica said...

Flashlights, for sure.

lana said...

my kids toys always are low on batteries

Yelena Leychik said...

In my house it's always the remote!

Kimberly said...

the portable CD player
kims2312@verizon.net

Valerie George said...

Wiimotes

Yona Williams said...

My Wii Remotes are battery killers. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Anonymous said...

Wii remotes and wireless mouse for the iMac.

SuperNeena said...

All our remotes.
marine.mom42@hotmail.com

Azslyn said...

The item that needs batteries the most all the time is the remotes =}

katychick said...

our flashlights
tcogbill at live dot com

apple blossom said...

clocks

Candice said...

Cameras and our remotes. We have about 7 different remotes for all my husbands little toys and they always go out.
thanks!

BRandi Elam said...

Toys and the kids Wii remotes.

Terra H. said...

My digital camera and the boys R/C vehicles
Thanks
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ann Fantom said...

My daughter's toys (Zhu Zhu pets) always need new batteries

abfantom at yahoo dot com

The Crazy Gengler Boys said...

My kids trains always run out of batteries.

sweepmom said...

Our Wii controllers always need new batteries.

blue65829 said...

Our tv remote always needs new batteries!

chris said...

the remote!
thanks!

Cody said...

The Wii remote controls!
cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Battery powdered can opener & the Mp3 player to radio thingie.
rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

EMMAHORTON said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

MY CLOCKS

Anonymous said...

cell phones and blood pressure cuff.

rene said...

the kids toys

renelmiller803@yahoo.com

PAIGE said...

The TV remote always needs new batteries.
elysesw@aol.com

Meaghan F. said...

The tv remote definitely.

crystletellerday said...

computer mouse crystletellerday@yahoo.com

RJ said...

Flashlights

rjwhiggins@aol.com

llinda29 said...

my camera

jlmk said...

My mouse always needs new batteries!

coriwestphal said...

My kids' LeapPads are terrible with batteries!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

STRANGEONE1120 said...

we always need batteries for my camera and the kids toys

Janna Johnson said...

my mous!
Thanks a ton! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

Heather Turner said...

personal items.

Kathlean Owens said...

The remote control always needs batteries! So do the flashlights for some reason!!!!

Tracie Brown said...

computer mouse

Kelly said...

My daughter's toys are always needing batteries.

savvygirl65 said...

our remotes are always needing batteries
Sherri J.
savvyblog@yahoo.com

dddiva said...

Ian's toys.
Sherry Conrad
discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

Shannon Palmer said...

Our wii remotes.

tranch said...

Our flash lights

LaurKnotter said...

The tv remote.

Growl Tiger said...

We always need new batteries in the flashlight.

Tammy Hastings said...

My daughter's toys
katelynsmom1@att.net

Jessica Anderson said...

Our wii remotes are the worst.

jessicabanks1721@yahoo.com

Debra Gaswint said...

My smoke detectors, believe it or not. Turns out they all needed replacing, something wrong with the wiring! What a lot of noise!

danw78704 said...

twitted this, 8/6, flashlight is always out of batteries

Brianna Seiler said...

Definitely my cordless mouse

Jennifer said...

My baby's infant swing

Anonymous said...

My remote control and my camera.

Love3570@aol.com

Debi H. said...

Remotes and game controllers! How sad is that!!
pizzanumber2 at yahoo dot com

Mps5732 said...

My remote always needs batteries

Mps5732 said...

My remote always needs batteries

Anonymous said...

my daghters camera

Anonymous said...

the flashlights rkmarsh@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Smoke alarm
alicia75136@yahoo.com

Pamela said...

Flash lights
phtreats@yahoo.com

Tracey said...

Wii remote, TV remote, RC cars
traymona[at]aol.com

kellyr78 said...

The remotes always need batteries.
KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Juana said...

The tv remote and the flashlights.

jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

BethElderton said...

The remotes and the computer mice (mouses?)use a lot of batteries here.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My daughter's camera. She loves to take pictures!
bkittie@hotmail.com

Cindy Merrill said...

Our computer mouse takes alot of barrety power!
writer61@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Our wii controllers eat batteries at an alarming rate!

Colleen M.
thewickedvixen313@yahoo.com

Lane Mahnke said...

Our camping flashlight runs through batteries like crazy.

kevin yates said...

the xbox 360 remote eats them like crazy

DevotedMommy said...

Clocks

lterek1027@gmail.com

Laura Lynch said...

my package scale eats up batteries pretty quickly ever since the glitch episode...never been the same since

ruthhill74 said...

Our Wii remotes!

shebebes said...

MY BOYFRIEND'S RAZOR AND THE REMOTE CONTROLS :)

shebebes@yahoo.com

dht04001 said...

my computer mouse! its wireless
daniellex at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

alarm clock/radio!

Brittani said...

The wii remotes!

Brittani said...

The wii remotes!

~ Noelle said...

my camera... and my computer mouse :)

Connie Bolick Lee said...

Smoke detector, tv remote, flashlights

Maryea said...

Nothing needs batteries often but I suspect it wil be my new wireless keyboard

Selinda said...

Our Wii remotes always need them!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

mogrill said...

My wireless computer mouse!

Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Teressa Oliver said...

tv remote

Cindy said...

Our TV controllers!

carol lewis said...

My mouse, flashlights, and toys.
spcale at yahoo dot com

ann said...

my camera and kids toys ! ! !

Joretta Foster said...

tv and wii remotes

Lloyd Family said...

our wii remotes and my son's musical/light-up frog that he sleeps with
jenny lloyd

Amy Z said...

Wii remotes and computer mice!

schueler1 said...

My camera and the kids xbox controllers
schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

latanya said...

camera and innotab

Kristy Thiel said...

our remotes always need new batteries!

S Carter said...

My camera goes through batteries like they are free.

scarter305 at aol dot com

marinewifey said...

MY kids toys, especially their remote control cars!

Holly Miller
Airfrcgrl87@aol.com

Jemima Puddleduck said...

the cable remote

Mare/TommyGirl said...

always need batteries for the controllers for the Wii and XBox.

STF said...

My camera and Wii

SHEILATF52 AT YAHOO DOT COM

emeraldmaz said...

My computer mouse always needs batteries.. mainly when I'm trying to do stuff.

Shanda S. said...

My camera ... always needing new batteries when I need it most! Ugh!

couponshanda (at) yahoo (dot) com

Brutus Duffy said...

The TV remotes. But I buy the cheap batteries so that's probably why.

polly said...

my little grandson's remote control car and the tv remote
pkeintz@gmail.com

Katie said...

cameras and remotes always need batteries katielynnmitchell@gmail.com

smilekisses said...

Cameras, toys, and the clocks.

Alycia said...

My camera and the baby's bouncer.

sweetmelbelle31 said...

The tv remote and camera.

Melissa said...

one of the smoke detectors always seems to need batteries.

Sarah G. said...

My camera and wii remotes always need batteries as well as my baby girl's butterfly that lights up and plays music at bedtime.

CindyWindy2003 said...

the remote controls, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

Our remote control and the baby's bouncer
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Kelly Grant said...

wireless mouse

lilsnobelle said...

All my two year olds toys and the tv remotes.

ellie said...

Our TV remotes are always running out of batteries.

Sue C. said...

The different remotes involved with the TVs seem to gobble up battery power.

Leigh said...

my son's remote control car. sheeessshh!

leigh dot onedayatatime at gmail dot com

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