Christmas is all about spending time with family, enjoying a couple of mulled wines and spreading cheer, but this doesn’t have to be at expense to the environment.
The last month of the year is a great time to look back and take stock. The New Year brings resolutions and changes, but research suggests diets shouldn’t start on a Monday.
Why not improve your carbon footprint now? Cutting down on plastic waste is something we all need to do, and Christmas is the perfect place to start.
Local businesses, the high street and shopping online
Since lockdown, it’s been as easy as a click of a mouse to have almost everything delivered straight to your door within 24 hours – and we’re all guilty of this. The convenience and competitive prices often draw us back to big name retailers.
However, your favourite local bakers, jewellery makers and small businesses probably suffered greatly during the pandemic. Christmas provides us the opportunity to help small businesses thrive and it’s part of the fun visiting festive markets and stalls!
Cutting out the plastic
Picture this: party food, plenty of toys and perfectly wrapped presents – whilst it sounds plentiful and pleasant the festive period comes at a great cost to the environment. When we imagine Christmas day it’s hardly the bin stacked with rubbish or someone running around with a bin bag, but this is the reality of it.
Unfortunately, a lot of plastic packaging is still dumped in landfill, and this often comes from big name brands. When you shop locally, you have the option to bring your own bags and choose products with minimal plastic packaging.
And in the New Year…
If you’re a business owner, it’s not difficult to rehaul your packaging and update it to be as eco-friendly as possible. We offer lots of different eco-friendly solutions for branded packaging – get in touch today to see what we can do for you.Back to Blog