Reusable Party Kit available for hire in Thurso

Thurso Community Development Trust, of the Highland Community Waste Partnership (HCWP), have joined the Party Kit Network, a reusable party-ware non-profit Community Interest Company that allows people to hire items like cutlery, crockery and other table settings and decorations instead of buying -and then throwing away- disposables.

The kit was debuted at the first Thurso Town Market of the year, organised by Thurso Community Development Trust, where people had a chance to see what’s on offer and learn how to get a hold of it.

The Party Kit can be hired for a charge, ranging from £0 to £20, depending on the number of items required and it could be cheaper than buying a complete set of single use cups, plates and other tableware. As well as saving money, it is also better for planet because it prevents single use items going to landfill.

People near Thurso can order the kit from the Thurso CDT website.

Oksana Iatsiuta, HCWP Development Officer at Thurso CDT, said:

“Disposable items can seem handy when organising events, but they generate a tremendous amount of waste.  

The Party Kit has everything anyone would need for a party or picnic, from a few cups to a full dinnerware set with tablecloths and elegant cake stand".

Most people only need this type kit on special occasions, so this saves them having to buy and store items that are seldom used, or resort to disposables, that are produced, transported and sold, only to be used for a few hours before being discarded.

We’ve been delighted by the amount of interest people have shown in the party kit and we're very much looking forward to taking the first bookings".

Anyone can join or use the Party Kit Network, which was originally founded in 2019 in the UK but has now grown to have worldwide reach, helping communities to be more sustainable by connecting them to local party kits for hire.

To learn more about waste reduction visit the Highland Community Waste Partnership website.



19 April 2023


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