It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year! Not only because it’s Christmas but also because we’re finally able to step out a bit (not without our masks and sanitisers of course!) and truly enjoy the joy of celebrating with our loved ones.
While we do so, let’s not forget the valuable lessons this year taught us - mindfulness and empathy for one another and the planet. The numerous end of year sales and ongoing offers really make zero waste living a minefield during this period, explaining the increase in consumer behaviour as well.
In fact, an extra 30% of rubbish is produced and discarded throughout the festive period when compared with the rest of the year!
But is it really possible to go zero waste during the Christmas and New Year period or are we just being dampening the holiday spirit with all this zero waste talk? Bare with us for a bit and you’ll find out for yourself!
Just go for our handmade Christmas decorations handsewn in patchwork fabrics by a local artisan Masood Bhai. Zero waste decorations that support local artists? Sign us up!
Which is why it’s crucial we plan our meals ahead and try to upcycle our leftovers.
At the end of the day, we need to ask ourselves, like the Grinch did, “Am I just eating because I’m bored?” After all, donating leftovers to an NGO can really help feed hungry stomachs some of that delicious chocolate cake you prepared.
Learn more on going zero waste with your gifting from our blog library (Not trying to be biassed, but we can guarantee you they’re all fun reads!)
Opt for reusable alternatives like reusing newspaper or following the Japanese technique of cloth wrapping to ensure your giftee doesn’t have to deal with unwanted waste of any kind.
We hope all these tips and ideas help you sleigh the holiday get-togethers with friends and family. Of course, if you’re planning on staying home and just relax, we stan! After all, there’s no place like home in 2020, right?