Dreaming of a Green Christmas?
3 Steps to Sustainable Festivities Whilst many consider Christmas to be the most wonderful year, unfortunately, for the environment – it’s anything but.
Every year, Brits throw away 226,800 miles of wrapping paper over the festive period, which is enough to stretch around the world nine times!
But it doesn’t stop there; from millions of plates worth of uneaten food to Christmas trees which are thrown into landfill after a couple of weeks – unfortunately, most Christmas traditions are destined for landfill.
However, luckily for those who are dreaming of a green Christmas, Daffodil group share with us the ultimate guide to a more conscious Christmas.
3 Ways to Reduce Waste this Christmas
1.Don’t Fill the Fridge
Did you know that every year, Brits throw away 54 million platefuls of food over the festive period?
Combining this figure with the 25 million Christmas pudding packages, it is clear that we have a food waste problem. However, it’s not all doom and gloom: You can make your Christmas shopping more conscious by creating a shopping list before you go. Try and consider what you really need, and make sure you don’t fall for food offers such as buy one get one free. Post-Christmas why not research some delicious recipes to make with your Christmas lunch leftovers – there is more to do with unwanted turkey than to simply make a sandwich!
2. Gift Giving: Focus on Quality, Not Quantity
Christmas may be a time of giving (and of course, receiving) but you can still transform this tradition into an eco-friendly one.
When shopping for presents, ask your questions like “is this just a novelty present?”, “will they actually use this?” and “am I just buying for the sake of it?” Instead of buying numerous unnecessary gifts – focus on quality and choose presents which will not only last but are made by ethical brands.
You could even find inspiration from our women’s e-shop or our men’s. Not only will your loved one appreciate the luxury feeling of the ethical alternative, but it also means that you won’t be contributing to the viscous cycle of cheap and unwanted gifts that are tossed into landfill each year.
3. Reduce, Reuse or Reduce Your Wrapping Paper
Each Christmas, the UK uses 40 million rolls of sticky-tape, and 226,800 miles of wrapping paper – both of which can’t be recycled.
Instead of contributing to this waste, why don’t you consider saving this year’s wrapping paper and use it next year? Other eco-friendly alternatives include investing in reusable wrapping paper, or purchasing brown paper packaging, as fortunately this can be recycled, plus it looks chic. By switching to these three smarter and more sustainable substitutes, you could not only save money but also the environment!
If you're looking for a last minute gift that remain ethical, durable and ecological, why not offer our Klow gift card ? You can have it before chritmas and it will give access to all our e-shop.
And you what are your eco-friendly alternative this year?
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