By Emily Anderson for Green Goes Simple
Every year, millions of Americans look forward to enjoying the warm weather with their friends and family. But al fresco entertaining can also lead to an increase in waste. When you fire up the grill or hop in the pool this year, try giving your outdoor party an easy green makeover.
For a nearly instant eco-change, skip the chemical grill cleaners and get a greener — and tastier — clean by rubbing an onion on the cooking surface after each grill session.
You can also switch to natural charcoal, which is designed to get hot faster than other products. Plus, the bag itself can be used to light the fire, which means less waste at the end of your event and no need for chemical lighters to get the flame burning bright. Up the green ante by using an eco-friendly grill, which doesn’t produce ash or release chemicals into the air.
Read more at http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/05/23/home-garden/reduce-waste-at-outdoor-parties/#TzPmqxKP7KYi0DIU.99