At this time of year Christmas is front of mind. It is also a time of excessive waste and increased environmental impact. In fact Australians generate 30% more waste at this time of year.
To reduce waste you may wish to consider:
- Gifting experiences instead of items - tickets and gift vouchers to movies, theatre, a concert, massage, a class, a pedicure....use your imagination!
- Packaging - use recycled paper, re-usable fabrics - get creative!
- Food waste - only buy what you need, compost fruit and vegetable scraps or use a worm farm for all food. How about a worm farm for a useful Christmas present!
- Recycle glass, plastics, foil, cans and paper packaging
As always, please Reconsider, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in your purchasing decisions.
For more information:
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Wishing you all a safe, peaceful and sustainability minded Christmas.
I look forward to building upon the sustainability promoting practices at Merici in 2019!