This holiday season, the average person will produce 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years. From food to decorations, gift wrap to gifts, Worldkind offers ideas to make holiday festivities merry and bright while lessening the impact on our world.
Wrap Green - The shiny and shimmering wrapping paper adorning many gifts isn’t recyclable and will be headed straight to the landfill. But there’s plenty of creative options out there to dress up your treasures. Consider choosing eco friendly and recycled materials to wrap your gifts. Look for durable biodegradable paper, or consider upcycled paper or books, or gift wrap that serves as second purpose like a woven basket and reusable shopping tote.
Season’s Greetings - Every year, Americans buy and mail out over 2.5 billion holiday cards that create additional waste for our environment. Share memories with loved ones this season with a green ecard, and you’ll be saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions from production to mailing and delivery. If you must send a paper card, choose biodegradable cards made from recycled and recyclable materials.
Make a List and Check it Twice - It’s easy to be tempted by inexpensive gifts or hot toys, but plan ahead and choose purposeful meaningful gifts that are built to last. Better yet, consider giving an experience your loved ones are sure to cherish.
Making Season’s Bright - LED lights use 90% less energy than conventional holiday lights.
Waste Not - Buy organic and shop locally for your holiday feast. Cut down on waste by sending family home with leftovers or trying out a creative recipe to spice up your leftovers.
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