Disposable partyware has become the norm at parties. It’s easy to buy, colourful and makes tidying up at the end of the party a piece of cake.


But… for a party for 30, that’s an average of 100 items or more ending up in landfill. 



Network of UK party kits

1. Find your local party kit

2. Contact & make a booking

3. Collect the party kit

4. Have a great party

5. Return to be used again

A party kit is a box containing reusable plates, cups and more - everything needed for for a colourful party with zero the waste. After each hire, the equipment is returned to be used again and again. 

Hiring a party kit is often cheaper than buying disposable partyware from the supermarket and many offer a washing up service.

But what about that plastic? Some kits use moulded bamboo plates or melamine, but most use plastic plates. As well as being easy to clean and safe for little ones, none of the plastic found in a party kit is single-use and most is more easily recycled at end-of-life unlike other materials.  


Party plates, even paper ones, can’t be easily recycled due to mixed materials and contamination from food waste.

Compostable plates will normally only breakdown in industrial composters; so not in your compost at home or in landfill.

The manufacture and transportation of each party plate produces the same amount of CO2 emissions as driving a car for 34 miles.


By creating less waste, we reduce pressure on local authorities waste management services.

We reduce the risk of disposables becoming litter or marine pollution.


And we don't leave a waste legacy for our children’s future.

The Party Kit Network is a non-profit group which helps promote the concept of reusable party kits and makes it easier for people to find their local zero waste party kit for hire. 

We have over 395 party kits across the UK which are all run independently by a mixture of individuals, community projects and small businesses.


We support all the amazing people who run party kits for their local community via our Facebook group and through 1-2-1 support.

We think parties shouldn't cost the Earth.


Waste Not Parties

(West Yorkshire)

Recommended by Catherine

"Would HIGHLY recommend hiring this party set. Lovely colourful design, doesn't disintegrate like paper party sets and there is no plastic waste! It really takes so much stress out of having a party. The table cloths and bunting are great to give the party vibe in minutes! Brilliant for parties and the planet."

Eco Party Pack Musselburgh

(East Lothian)

Recommended by Clair

"We hired the party box for a beach birthday party this weekend . Everything looked lovely. It cut down on the amount of rubbish we had and it saved us some money as it was cheaper than buying disposable stuff for a big group. Collection and drop off easily arranged"

Green Bean Eco Party Packs

(St Albans)

Recommended by Zoe

"Brilliant idea, made even better by a fabulous service, great quality products and all washed up for £5 extra, unbelievable value. Highly recommend, I am a very happy customer and will definitely be using this company again!"

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