5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Host this Summer with Cloud Paper

BBQ in a backyard



If you’re like the Cloud Paper team, you’re feeling eager to invite your friends and family over for barbecues, game nights, or simply backyard lounging this summer. While it’s exciting to entertain, hosting can be resource-intensive, generating a lot of waste in the process. Fortunately, being a great host and being eco-friendly do not have to be mutually exclusive! Here are our top five tips for hosting an eco-friendly summer party this year: 

1. Opt for reusable utensils, plates, and cups:

While paper plates and disposable utensils may seem like an easy and convenient option, they add to the ever-growing landfill waste. Switching to reusable plates, cups, and utensils not only saves the planet but also adds a touch of aesthetic appeal to your gathering. With Cloud Paper’s reusable Swish Cloths, you can wash and reuse them repeatedly, so you won’t have to worry about constantly buying paper towels or dishcloths.

2. Serve locally-sourced food and drinks:

Sourcing your meal ingredients from local farmers’ markets or small-scale producers means reducing the carbon footprint that normally results from food transportation. In addition, locally-sourced food and drinks can provide a fresh and unique flavor to your menu. For the convenience of your guests, place Cloud Paper’s bamboo paper towels on your table to avoid spills and messes while serving food.


Cloud Paper Swish Cloths w/ Strawberries

3. Reduce electricity consumption:


Summer can be hot, and air conditioning is often the go-to option to cool down. However, excessive electrical use increases carbon emissions. Instead of relying on electricity, make use of candles or solar-powered lighting to create a rustic and environmentally friendly ambiance.

4. Limit meat consumption:

While it can be tempting to serve burgers and hot dogs at your summer barbeque, remember that animal agriculture is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions. Try making plant-based meals and snacks that are healthy, tasty, and eco-friendly, such as grilled zucchini boats or veggie kebabs.


Cloud Paper Paper Towels on a Picnic Table

5. Compost waste:

Keep a compost bucket on hand to collect organic waste, such as fruit and vegetable scraps, and then add them to your garden or compost bin. Not only does this reduce the volume of landfill waste but it’s also a sustainable way to decompose your organic materials. Use Cloud Paper’s packaging as a compost bin liner, making it easier for you to compost and reduce potential plastic waste.


Summer is all about outdoor fun, good food, and refreshments, but it doesn't have to be at the expense of our planet. By following these five eco-friendly tips, you can reduce the environmental impact of your summer parties, while still creating a fun and inclusive environment for your guests. At Cloud Paper, our mission is to make sustainability comfortable by providing sustainable and practical products such as our 100% bamboo paper towels and reusable Swedish dishcloths. Show your dedication to eco-friendliness by subscribing to our products for all your upcoming gatherings. Together, we can make this summer our greenest yet.