HoHoHo...Merry Sustainable Christmas!
We all love Christmas. But unfortunately, it can bring disastrous damages to our earth: over-purchasing, over-wrapped gifts, unconsumed foods or overnight Christmas decorations lighting on. Christmas doesn’t have to be a burden to our environment and planet. Starting from this year, paying more efforts and actions to have a green Christmas.
Here are some ideas to help celebrating the season while caring for the earth at the same time:-
Buy Less & Buy Smart
- Plan ahead and make a list to organize what you need to buy for Christmas first. It can help to reduce unnecessary purchases.
- Bringing your own shopping bags/ reusable food container during the Christmas purchases, say No to single-use plastic bags or container.
- Trying to pick a gift, Christmas decorations, other appliances or food with less packaging.
- Picking gifts made of recycled materials is also a good idea. It is not only helping to reduce the waste steam but also advocating the recycling concept to your family and friends.
Cook what you can eat
- Every year, millions tons of food are wasted. Spend few minute to plan ahead. Plan what you need and cook what you can eat.
- Transforming leftovers can be a great way to create new meals, save money and cut waste. If you have too many leftovers, why not donate some to an elderly neighbor, local food bank.
Gift in green
- Buy recycling wrapping or wrap with other alternatives. Avoid to use those fancy wrapping paper which contains dye, lamination and other additives as they are unable to recycle.
- Unbox the gift carefully and try not tear up the wrapping paper. Both ribbon and gift paper can be stored and reused.
- Many wrapping ways which are cost-free yet staying attractive. Newspaper, posters, maps are good alternatives to impress your friends and family with your creativity.
- If you received something you really don’t need. Re-gifting makes perfect sense and passing it to someone who need. Please remember to do it with care without hurting anyone’s feeling- either the original giver’s or the new recipient’s.
- LED lights is always a good option to decorate your house and Christmas tree. LED lights use about 80-90% less energy than tradition light bulbs.
- Don’t forget to turn off your tree lights and outdoor house decorative lighting when going outing or going to bed.
There are many other ways you can do to enjoy a green and sustainable Christmas.
Share your own tips with us now. Let’s enjoy the festive season without costing the Earth.
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