Little girls with big ideas to help others

June 11 2019

Amari, 6, creates plastic party box

Amari, 6, creates plastic party box

A MUM and daughter from Keynsham have launched a scheme for people to borrow plastic items for parties.
Zaya Morris-Taylor and her six-year-old daughter Amari decided to create ‘The Plastic Party Box’ after reading a BBC News article about a similar idea in South Wales.
Amari, who is a pupil at Chandag Infant School, was responsible for naming the project and also creating a flyer to promote it. The duo raised over £100 on their JustGiving page to buy all the contents for the box, which they hope will try to reduce the amount of single use plastic people need to buy for parties and events.
Zaya said: “We have over 50 plates, bowls, cups, cutlery sets, two thick vinyl table cloths and various other serving accessories. It is free to borrow the party box, but if people want to leave a donation on returning the box all money donated will be going to the charity my daughter chose - The Marine Conservation Society, who do lots of work to protect our coast lines.”
A local resident who borrowed the box in May said: “Using The Plastic Party Box was really easy and it had everything we needed inside. The plates and cups are colourful and in a brilliant condition. It was great to host a party for my child’s birthday where there was very little waste to throw away at the end. “It also inspired me to make the whole party more environmentally friendly. Almost all waste (food, crisp packets, etc) was separated and recycled. I will definitely use the party box again and highly recommend it.
• If you are interested in borrowing the box for your event, email takenoticebathbristol@gmail.com or visit the Take Notice Bristol-BANES Facebook page.