St. Patrick’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate and have some fun during the dreary days of March. But how can you do this without generating unnecessary waste that will end up in the landfill? Green Coast Rubbish has the answer with these eco friendly St. Patrick’s Day ideas:

Eco Friendly St. Patrick's Day

Kiss Me, I’m Irish

Now we’ve never heard of a rainbow themed mistletoe, likely because you don’t need one on March 17. We can’t think of a better day to love thy neighbour and kiss thy loved ones in honour of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Kiss me, because I’m Irish. No muss, no fuss, no waste!

Wear Green

Wear green so you don’t get pinched by leprechauns (so legend has it). The dollar store or local thrift store is a great place to stock up on St. Patrick’s Day themed hats, socks, bracelets and costume jewelry that can be used and reused in years to come. Or purchase a good quality shirt or sweater that can be used beyond only the one day. Don’t forget to donate items you’re done with to the thrift store. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!

Green Ale

It’s traditional to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with green ale. If you can’t make it to your local Irish Pub, it’s easy to make your own green-coloured beer. Served in reusable mugs, with pretzels and other baked eats, and you’ve got an eco friendly St. Patrick’s Day plan for drinks and appies or drinks and dessert after work.

If you want to glam up your St. Patrick’s Day, there is a treasure trove of ideas on Pinterest for home decor, jewelry, gift wrap, cards, crafts and lots of other ideas for St. Patrick’s Day themed items made from recycled materials to keep it eco friendly.

Keeping it green on St. Patrick’s Day is that easy!