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30 Ready To Pop Baby Shower Ideas's Details

Are you expecting a newly born boy or girl to pop out sometime soon? If you are interested in hosting a "ready to pop" baby shower, then you are in the right place. This is a perfect theme because there is so much versatility with what you can do. There are so many ideas you may not have realized fit perfectly into the “ready to pop” theme! Stick around and continue reading if you want to learn how to be fully prepared to host a baby shower using this theme. 

Ready To Pop Baby Shower Decorations

In order to make the setting of the party more enjoyable, you must be sure to decorate it while keeping the theme of the baby shower in mind. Decorations are vital when making a themed baby shower more immersive and fun. Luckily, we have some good ideas for decorations with this specific theme in mind.

1. Ready To Pop Banner

In case guests haven't figured out the theme of your baby shower by the rest of your decorations, you can always hang a Ready To Pop banner to let them know what's poppin'.

2. Popcorn Boxes

What better decoration than one that is useful for your baby shower-themed food? Since popcorn will be the main star for your themed food, why not step it up a notch and get some classic popcorn boxes so everyone can have their own portion? Not only are these affordable and a simple way to boost decorations, but they can be a fun souvenir to hang onto!

5. Popcorn Bar Banner

If you end up setting up a popcorn maker, be sure to purchase a handy popcorn bar banner to let party-goers know where the popcorn is in a stylish way.

4. Champagne Balloon Decorations

Popping champagne is appropriate for a party, at least for the family members of this particular occasion. That's why you'll want to liven up your event with some fun champagne balloon decorations!

5. Balloons

What is an effective decoration that can also pop? Balloons, of course! Now, this is how you throw a baby shower on a budget!

Ready To Pop Baby Shower Favors

Party favors are a must at every good baby shower. Ready to pop themed favors may be hard to come up with at first, so luckily I have compiled a list to save you time!

6. Cake Pop Favors

One way to send home the party is to attach favors to things your guests interact with. A great utilization of this tactic would be attaching cake pop tags on the sticks of your homemade cake pops that display the theme of your party proudly. You can customize your cake pop tag however you like, with however many or little details about the event you please. You could also consider purchasing cake pop tags premade.

7. Toy Party Poppers

Toy party poppers offer a great way to wrap up an awesome event, even if they may get a bit messy with all the confetti. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this fun favor!

8. Popcorn Favor Boxes

Another great thing about supplying popcorn boxes for your “ready to pop” baby shower is that you can use them as a favor box at the same time. One way to do this is to order custom-made popcorn boxes that showcase the theme of your baby shower and use them to put your party favors in. Another way to do this is to print out your own custom design and glue it onto the plain popcorn boxes we listed earlier in this article. This is perfect to put all your favors and take-home gifts in.

9. Popcorn Balls

Popcorn balls are a sweet treat that can be taken home as a favor and beautifully represent the theme of the party.

10. Custom Balloons

Customize balloons to send home as a party favor! These balloons aren't meant to be popped, they are meant to be kept as a decoration or collectible.

Ready To Pop Baby Shower Food Ideas

Is it really a themed baby shower without matching food and beverages to go with it? One of the best ways to impress your guests and have fun all while staying true to the theme is to customize your food. Here are some great food ideas that follow the “ready to pop” theme perfectly.

11. Popcorn

Nothing says “pop” like some freshly popped popcorn, am I right? This party food is as simple as popping in the microwave and pouring in the bowl, not to mention it works perfectly with the theme. If you want to step it up, look into purchasing your very own popcorn maker! Not only is it less expensive than you’d think, but it adds great depth to the aesthetic and theme of your party! Who doesn’t like popcorn?

12. Cake Pops

You might be starting to notice a trend here! Cake pops make for a portion of great food for this themed baby shower for the same reason as popcorn; they have “pop” in their name! Anyone familiar with these foods will appreciate the effort that went into maintaining the theme. Plus, cake pops are absolutely delicious, and any normal person would be looking for an excuse to eat one. Cake pops are surprisingly easy to make; it is essentially just a more entertaining way of making a cake. I recommend colored bling cake pop sticks to really make your cake pop "pop"!

13. Soda Pop

Imagine you have just finished eating your delicious salty popcorn, paired with a delightfully sweet cake pop, and now you are parched. You are going to have to quench your thirst with a pop-themed beverage: soda pop! We couldn’t leave out the beverages on this list! How could pop not be the perfect beverage for a Ready To Pop baby shower?


Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers might be the most delicious dish on this menu! If you do not mind a little heat, a jalapeno popper is a truly decadent experience. What truly makes great jalapeno poppers is the quality of your peppers. Make sure to find the freshest peppers that are available for this dish! Once you've got your peppers secured, all you need to do is decide on your fillings/ toppings. Do you want it bacon-wrapped? What kind of cheese do you want to put it in? Do you want to use low-fat cream cheese?

All of these questions are important and are situational depending on your party guests. If you are not too worried about the specifications, you can follow this great jalapeno popper recipe from Dinner At the Zoo. And if you're not confident in your cooking skills? You can always pick up some yummy jalapeno poppers chips or cheese curls instead.

15. Popsicles

Popsicles are a great low-effort food option for your Ready To Pop baby shower. Just purchase a variety of popsicles at the grocery store and keep them in your freezer until you are ready to use them!

Ready To Pop Baby Shower Games and Activities

Spice up the fun at your Ready To Pop baby shower by including a plethora of games to play! Games will make for a great source of entertainment and keep your guests busy.

16. Popcorn (Trampoline)

This game only applies to couples and ones with access to a trampoline. One very silly way of “testing” the love of the nonpregnant partner during a bridal shower is to play popcorn on a trampoline. To play, the husband must join 5 others on the trampoline. The husband will then go into a fetal position, and curl up as tightly as he can. The remaining 5 party members will start bouncing around, attempting to make the nonpregnant partner release their grip. If they can stay curled up for a minute straight, they win. If they win, the saying is that the baby and relationship will be healthy and last.

17. Donkey Pop

Think pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey but with a balloon as the objective. The player will be blindfolded with a needle, attempting to pop the balloon without seeing it.

18. Bubble Blowing

Who doesn't love to blow bubbles? This simple activity will be entertaining for all guests. Simply purchase some individually-sized bubble bottles, and let your guests watch them come to life, float and pop!


Balloon Piñata

Did you know you can use balloons as piñatas? Just fill up as many balloons as you want with candy or other prizes and tie them to a wall. You can let each kid pop a set amount of balloon piñatas.

20. Hop to Pop

This balloon game is exciting for all ages because it involves winning prizes anyone can enjoy! Write out individual numbers on paper, cut them up, and place them each inside a deflated balloon. Once each balloon has a number inside of it, blow the balloon up using your preferred method of inflation and tape them to a ceiling or a slightly high reaching area of the party. The way to play is to hop up with a pin to pop a balloon, and you win a prize based on the number you get. Be sure to assign a prize to each number before playing. Prize ideas can include money, candy, joke prizes, and anything you can think of!

Ready To Pop Baby Shower Party Supplies

21. Ready To Pop Sticker Labels

Some cute Ready To Pop sticker labels can provide you with a way to reinforce your party theme, wherever you decide to put them. Whether you stick them on gift bags, plates, or table decorations, using themed sticker labels will remind guests why your party "pops!"

22. Mini Food Serving Cups

To continue with the theme of having a holder or container with your pop-themed foods, consider grabbing some mini food serving cups! For those that do not want to eat an entire popcorn box-sized portion, they can stick to putting their food in these useful serving cups. They are also the perfect size for kids!

23. Colorful Straws

One way to emphasize your pop-themed beverages is to use straws that have colors that pop! An item does not need to have the word “pop” in its name to follow the theme. Vibrant colors definitely pop!

24. Colorful Wrapping Paper

Step up your color pop game by getting some colorful wrapping paper to wrap objects such as your table, popcorn boxes, and baby shower gifts from guests. Yes, you can buy this wrapping paper, ask your guests to bring the gift unwrapped, and set up a separate room for guests to wrap their gifts with the matching wrapping paper. This way, once all the guests are done wrapping their presents, you can get a wonderful photo of all of the matching presents nicely organized. 

25. Baby Shower Theme Napkins

With all of the tasty treats your guests will be consuming, you're going to want to purchase some cute baby-shower-themed napkins. These are a fun but practical way to liven up your party and add an extra special touch to your decorations.

Ready To Pop Baby Shower Invitations

The best theme parties all start with the same thing, the invitations! There are a few different ways that you can make these invitations. You can print personalized ones at home or a printing shop, you can use email to send personalized e-vites (check out various options here), or you can fully customize them by hand. No matter which option you choose, here are some cute and ideas and taglines. Once you have your invitations down, be sure to focus on which party supplies you will be needing.

26. Ready To Pop Baby Shower Etsy Invite

If you want a creative and handmade invitation but simply don't have the time or artistic talent, Etsy has so many wonderful options for your baby shower!


Ready to Pop Baby Shower Amazon Invite

You can also find some amazing invitations on Amazon! Get tons of invitations delivered to your house quickly, and for a great price! Be sure to include any appropriate venue information with each invite.

29. Customizable Baby Shower Invitations on Etsy

Not satisfied with the customizable invitations Amazon has to offer? You'll surely find an adorable customizable baby shower invite on Etsy.


The “ready to pop” baby shower theme is truly a great time where very little could go wrong. It is such a classic theme and yet it seems as if it has not been around lately. I would argue now is the perfect time to be using this theme for your baby shower before it becomes trendy and everyone starts doing it again!

There is so much more you can customize with this theme so you are not limited to just this article! If you explore the internet you will find many outlets and platforms that sell decorations and favors in whatever theme you are looking for! Task lists are a great help for keeping your party organized. Amazon and Etsy are great places to start if you are looking for something specific. Get creative and have the best time you can when celebrating the coming of your new baby! 

Written by John Watson; Contributor: Alessia Martire

Ready to POP Baby Shower Ideas

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It’s no secret that a mama-to-be feels like she is going to pop any second!

This is the perfect opportunity to throw a ready to pop baby shower!

The fun will start as soon as the guests start poppin’ in for this fun baby shower celebration!


Once you have an idea of who you are inviting to the shower, it’s time to think about the invitations you will be popping into the mail.

Save your gas and some time by poppin’ tags online with small businesses on websites like Etsy.  Not only can it be cheaper than buying them in a store, but for one set price, you get a high-quality, personalized digital file and can print as many as you need!

Here is an invitation design that will make your eyes pop out of your head, and it comes at a small price, too!  This invite from PetitePartyStudio on Etsy costs only $15. 00 and is the perfect invite for your Ready to Pop party!


How do you make the baby shower really pop?  With cute decorations, of course!

Think about anything that pops, or anything associated with popping:  Round things, balloons, bubbles, and popcorn!  As far as colors and patterns go, these are solely up to you!  Polka dots are a must, but mixing these with stripes or chevron prints can make it more fun.

Be creative and have fun while decorating, here’s a few ideas to get the thoughts poppin’:

  • Popcorn garland:  No longer just a Christmas decoration, but this is a very easy DIY decoration, and it’s cheap!
  • Balloons galore:  Have lots of helium-filled balloons that coordinate with your chosen colors, and also blow up balloons with oxygen and have them drooping from the ceiling at different heights.
  • Dots, dots, dots!  Dots of many sizes and coordinating colors should adorn the walls, tableware, ceiling, floor, and wherever you can put them!


When it comes to food for a baby shower, your guests will literally eat til popping point.  For a ready to pop baby shower, this couldn’t be anymore appropriate!

Consider these fun ideas for food:

  • Popcorn bar:  Have a smorgasbord of every type of popcorn you can make or find.
  • Cake pops:  Well the name says it, it’s cake on a stick, dipped in chocolate and drizzled in pretty colors to match your theme!
  • Stuffed shells:  Not exactly a “pop” treat, but you need a main course food item; they are stuffed, and that’s close to popping!
  • Get popped punch:  Choose any flavor punch you desire, add some free floating fruit, and don’t forget a pop of liquor!


Ready to pop baby shower games should totally coordinate with the theme!  What games get you poppin’ at a baby shower?  Well, here’s a few ideas!

  • Jump n’ pop:  Before blowing up balloons, place a piece of paper in each one with a number on it, folded up.  Hang them from the ceiling, so that they double as a decoration.  Each guest gets a pin to pop one, and all of the numbers coordinate with prizes so everyone wins!
  • Ball race:  Sitting on yoga balls, each person competes in a bouncing race across the room, if their bum comes off the ball, they are disqualified.  The first person to the other side of the room wins a prize!
  • Pop the water:  Before the shower, water balloons are filled up, each containing a mini baby item, such as those little plastic, confetti-type bottles and binkies.  Only one water balloon contains a mini baby though, who’s going to be the lucky one?


What pops in, must pop out and all good things eventually come to an end.  Be sure to thank the guests and send them home with something they will all love!

Whether it’s a delicious cupcake or a fancy cake pop, you can’t go wrong with food when it comes to anything baby shower!  Especially a little bag of gourmet popcorn… mmmmm!

Special thanks to our friends at Petite Party Studio for this adorable design!

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About Laura

Laura is a stay-at-home-mom of 4 energetic, little boys. When not playing with them or cleaning up their Legos (or worse, stepping on them), she can be found watching Pixar movies with the family, or writing here on Pink Ducky.

How to organize a children's birthday: animators, decor, food, music, entertainment

Our expert - Elena Moiseeva, an event organizer with many years of experience, co-founder of the London agency Chaika Events - has organized more than five hundred children's parties in her life. Especially for Workingmama, Elena prepared a checklist of the most important items for self-preparation of a children's holiday.

We all love to look at beautiful pictures on the pages of professional eventers and decorators. They have breathtaking scenery, expensive themed accessories, luxurious costumes, gourmet dishes. As holiday planners, we love coming up with exciting design concepts, but the truth is, it's more for parents, grown-ups. Children are interested in something else. The key point in organizing a children's holiday, 80% of success is a professional animator. nine0005

Professional animator

A good entertainer is the cornerstone of your party. This is the only thing you can't skimp on. If you have beautiful decorations, a complex candy bar with cake pops and macaroons, but at the same time the children scatter in the corners and sit buried in their smartphones, everything will crumble to pieces, and no decorations and expensive balloons will help. And if an experienced animator works at the holiday, who is able to get and keep the attention of children, then you can get by with a couple of pizzas with a cake: everyone will still remember how fun it was. nine0005

Finding a professional and really talented animator is a little easier than finding a unicorn. But it's worth the effort.

Start looking now, even if your next children's birthday is only a year away. Where to look? Gather contacts at other children's parties, at restaurants where there is a children's corner, at festivals where a children's area is organized. If you see that children are running after someone with burning eyes, run after him too and write down the phone. nine0005

You can search for animators on the websites of the organizers of children's parties, on Instagram. Watch the video, read the reviews. Keep in mind that an hour of the animator's work costs more if you call him for just an hour. Because he still needs to travel, take props with him, think over the program. It is best to invite an animator for the entire holiday. Otherwise, the rest of the time, before the arrival or after the departure of the animator, the children are provided - and this usually means real chaos.


There is nothing worse than a five-in-one animator. When the same person and face painting does, and dogs from balloons, and shows from soap bubbles. Because while one child is being painted, the other 25 have fled in all directions. Additional skills are good, but, as a rule, they cannot be combined. An experienced animator should rally everyone, involve all children in various activities. And parents at this time should rest and drink champagne.

Where to look for animators:







In today's frantic pace, when children have five circles and an active social life, it is necessary to invite guests to a children's birthday party as early as possible. It is not shameful to send Save The Date (an invitation with a request to stake out the date) and two months in advance. This is important if you want exactly the people whom he would like to see come to your child for the holiday. If you delay with an invitation, you can end up in a situation where all your friends have already been invited to another party. nine0005

You can order invitations on the international website Etsy.com. There you will find a huge selection of beautiful templates for any topic. For a few dollars you will receive personalized email invitations - you just need to send your text.

Electronic invitations can be sent by email or WhatsApp, or you can use the convenient PaperlessPost program, which will immediately give you statistics: how many people accepted the invitation, who will not be able to come, who will come with brothers and sisters, etc. nine0005


If you are not ready to spend a children's party at home (and we understand you perfectly), then look for a spacious place. This is the main criterion. Children need to move, they need a lot of space to play. A cafe or a game center can convince you that the room is designed for 50 people, but you can safely divide it by two: usually the capacity is calculated based on the fact that people are calmly standing in buffet mode, and not playing hide and seek and catch up.


Optimal: indoor/outdoor combination. There you can move, hold all sorts of sports games.

Perfect for a garden or square. The more space the better. Yes, and try to see the site in advance, do not focus only on photos or descriptions. Start your search with a review of "30 places in Moscow where you can celebrate a holiday" on Workingmama.ru.


News: children eat almost nothing on their birthdays. Therefore, there is no point in excelling in haute cuisine. Food that goes well at parties has a funny name: finger food. That is, everything that can be taken by hand. And second: almost everything should be with the prefix "mini". Mini pizzas, mini burgers, mini rolls, mini hot dogs. There is practically no chance that a child in the excitement of the game will finish the adult portion - most likely, he will take a bite and immediately quit. Miniature portions will reduce the amount of undereating. nine0005

Are you in favor of wholesome food? Cut the celery and carrots into strips. Children, of course, will not eat this - but your soul will be calmer.

If you want to surprise your guests, and you have a small budget for it, install a mini version of the chocolate fountain. Such a design can be purchased for quite reasonable money. It is very easy to assemble. You will also need special chocolate, which is heated directly in the bag in the microwave or steamed, and poured into the fountain. Put strawberries, marshmallows, skewers nearby - voila! – on the sweet table it will be the highlight of the program! nine0005

Where to order food:




For children aged 3 to 7 years, the optimal duration of the holiday is 2-2.5 hours. Longer is already physically difficult for both children and adults. Children cannot keep their attention on something for a long time, so activities should alternate every 15-20 minutes, breaks are required.

It is better to start the holiday with active games, and at the end you will certainly make a disco.

Because after eating a cake, children necessarily release energy, which urgently needs to be directed in the right direction. If you also pick up all sorts of bright accessories in a Fix Price store: colored wigs, bright glasses, bracelet beads - the disco will become a hit that will take at least half an hour and will be remembered by everyone.

Music nine0002 Music should sound at the festival all the time, from beginning to end. Well, except for some special activities. Music sets the mood, sets the tone for the whole party. Now almost everyone has smartphones and tablets. One of your friends will probably have a portable speaker, ask to borrow it for a few hours. Feel free to upload the playlist to Spotify or YouTube. By the way, one more news: it is naive to believe that children love children's songs. In fact, they've been in love with Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Bruno Mars since the age of three. So they don’t need to put on “A smile will make everyone brighter”, dancing to modern pop music will be much more interesting for them. nine0005


In Russia now you can find almost any scenery. True, to achieve a picture like from the page of a professional event decorator, you will have to spend a lot of money. So, fashionable paper decor (flowers, garlands, etc.) will cost a pretty penny, because you need a lot of it so that the room does not look dull.

If your budget is tight, use balloons. They can put the name of the child and the number indicating the age. Meter balls-numbers look very cool. Brilliant figures of impressive size look great in the photo and you can immediately see how old the child is. You can also buy regular latex balloons. Individually, they look lonely, and in bouquets of 5-7 pieces, excellent compositions are already obtained. nine0005

A small note: decorating an event with helium balloons is not the most budget option. There is a shortage of helium on the market now, and this gas has become very expensive. So if you buy a bunch of inexpensive balloons, remember that you will have to spend a lot on helium tanks.

Decorations can be made by yourself. On the mentioned site Etsy.com, ready-made "soup sets" on various topics are sold: "Frozen", "Cars", "Spiderman", "Paw Patrol", etc. nine0005

You buy a ready-made package with files that will need to be printed, cut, pasted. There will be stickers on bottles of lemonade, and garlands, and banners.

Where else to look:








Children under 8 love to search for treasures: solve riddles, find clues and clues. Treasure hunting can be done in a variety of subjects, and you don’t need a lot of money for this. Children will be absolutely happy if the found treasure is chocolate "coins". The possibilities are limited by nothing but your imagination. The search for clues is a team work that unites very much. In addition, treasure hunting is very motivating for children to behave well, to complete tasks - they are interested in it. nine0005

If the budget is limited, and there is no money for some special effects and shows (soap bubbles, chemical experiments, etc.) - do-it-yourself activities are great.

There are websites that offer great DIY kits to create all sorts of things in 15 minutes, from superhero masks to fairy wings. Children love to cut, glue, paint, decorate everything with all sorts of colorful stickers. You just need to give them simple blanks, help a little along the way, they will create a craft that they will gladly take home with them. Such activities easily and naturally adapt to the theme of the party. For example, if you're having a space party, you could all paint a large cardboard rocket together. nine0005


Gifts are usually given at the very beginning. Make sure there is a special table for this. By the end of the holiday, the table is gradually filled with gifts, and at the end of the holiday you just take them with you. There is no need to open gifts in public. In order not to offend anyone, you will need to immediately read all the postcards - there is no time for this. Let the child be busy with his holiday, enjoy the moment. Gifts are a pleasant continuation of a birthday, a separate joy that you already experience at home. nine0005


If you want to get a good photo report from your holiday - do not rely on yourself and your phone. Most likely, you will not be at all up to filming. Good children's photographers/videographers tend to be expensive and charge by the hour. However, you can meet on the forums with budding talents who need photos and videos for a portfolio - then the cost can be purely symbolic, but you must be ready to give permission to use your photos for promotional purposes. nine0005

Alternatively, ask one adult guest to be responsible for this particular part.

End of the holiday

Do not delay the end of the party. After the cake has been served, children need to be entertained with a disco or sports games so that they “let off steam” - and we remind you that until the last minute the little guests should be under the control of an experienced animator. There is no need to hope that everything will somehow “go by itself” later. Everything will just go haywire. There is nothing worse than when, after a “carbohydrate overdose”, children rush about, tearing off balls and jewelry on the way, and the birthday boy’s mother runs after them, trying to calm everyone down and prevent fights and injuries. nine0005

If you understand that it's time to wrap up - just turn off the music, thank all the guests and say goodbye.

Happy holidays to you!

Nadia Makoeva

5 specific waste bins

How often do you look at your wastebasket? Probably, if you sort waste, pay attention to what gets into it. Otherwise, it is the abyss of everything that we absorb daily. According to statistics, a Russian produces about 450 kilograms of garbage per year (and in some regions the figure reaches one ton). These numbers seem huge, but in everyday life we ​​rarely pay attention to how much garbage we leave behind. Another thing is the holidays, when the volume of consumption increases significantly and we drag bags of completely different sizes to the landfill. nine0005

On the eve of the New Year holidays, we invite you to think about how much garbage affects the environment in which we live. Now is the time to plan for a greener lifestyle for 2023. Life, together with Ecopoint experts (a Skolkovo resident), who create smart recycling points, found out how the wastebaskets differ in different countries of the world.

How is waste handled in South Korea?

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This Asian country produces 195 million tons of waste, but the Koreans have long succeeded in the waste processing field. They strictly follow the rules, and the household waste collection system works like clockwork. In addition, for the convenience of consumers, the packaging is labeled so that the waste can be easily sorted.

Despite the high-tech industry and the mindfulness of the people, almost every wastebasket in Korea contains packages of instant noodles. Plastic and glass containers for soy sauce are often not at all as miniature as in our stores - another characteristic feature. In principle, due to the general employment of the population, many products sold in supermarkets are intended for quick preparation and snacks - hence the endless disposable containers. Well, from organic waste in the garbage come across the remains / trimmings of Beijing cabbage, from which kimchi, which is beloved by Koreans, is made. And let's not forget about the consumption of soju in huge quantities - glass bottles are collected separately. nine0005

How is garbage thrown away in France?

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In France, there are about 550 kilograms of garbage per person per year. This European country also has an established waste collection system, which, however, not all residents take seriously. On the streets you can find bins for recyclables and other waste. Containers with secondary raw materials can also have separate containers: for waste paper, glass, various types of plastic, metal. But what is found in the trash can of every Frenchman? nine0005

No matter how trite it may seem, everyone runs into the bakery at least once a day, which means that paper packaging from baguettes and other flour products is being collected. There is hardly a Frenchman who does not have wine at home - glass bottles from alcohol are also sent to the trash. Many organic products end up in the waste bucket in their pure form - without packaging, as they are gradually being phased out for environmental reasons.

How is waste handled in Sweden?

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One of the most environmentally friendly countries today has virtually no garbage in the general sense of the word. In Sweden, one inhabitant produces about 450 kilograms of waste per year. However, the Swedes have long abandoned landfills and, according to the association Avfall Sverige, the kingdom has reached 99% recycling of MSW. Such results were achieved thanks to a regulated waste management system, fines and earnings from garbage - part of the waste is used as energy. nine0005

In fact, a Swede's wastebasket is a lot of classified household waste that will immediately go from home to incinerators and processing plants, and organics - to compost. The inhabitants of the north eat simply, hence the production of mostly organic garbage and recycled raw materials. The main part of disposable packaging has been replaced by personal reusable or biodegradable. Therefore, the trash can in Sweden is the most environmentally friendly.

How is garbage thrown away in America? nine0005

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Every year, Americans are becoming more conscientious about environmentally friendly waste collection, but each produces more than 770 kilograms of waste in 12 months. In the United States, many large shopping centers have garbage collection containers where accumulated bags of paper, plastic, glass and aluminum are collected. There are also containers for receiving old clothes and shoes.

However, getting used to a conscious lifestyle and consumption did not change the amount of some waste. For example, packages from chips and fast food restaurants, disposable containers. By the way, such packages cannot be recycled due to the combination of cardboard and plastic coating. So the trash can of the average resident of the United States is a package of a variety of junk food. nine0005

How is garbage disposed of in India?

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Not too long ago, India was on the brink of a garbage disaster. Mountains of waste floating in the rivers of packaging and cleaning, yellowish smog in the cities. However, over the past couple of years, the country has taken a significant step towards cleansing. Now one person a year leaves about 500 kilograms of garbage.

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