THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO AN ETHICAL AND GREEN CHRISTMAS
It’s hard to believe, but all you need to do is step into your nearest shopping centre and you’ll quickly be reminded that Christmas is just around the corner!
From the speakers blasting out Christmas carols to the tinsel snaking its way around the display mannequins, Christmas cheer is all around.
Of course, strolling through a busy shopping centre is not an ideal way to spend this festive season, not to mention all the unnecessary bits and bobs you’re likely to pick up.
Why not make this year a more sustainable one, by purchasing gifts that are eco-friendly and natural, and follow some useful tips to do your part towards protecting our precious planet?
Keep on reading to learn more!
Don’t worry, we aren’t talking about foregoing your regular root touch-ups, but rather about purchasing natural products that will not only be a healthier alternative to chemically-laden products but be better for the earth too.
Our plant-based skincare products will take care of all the women in your life (possibly the men too!) and they are formulated with non-toxic ingredients that are safe for your health and good for the environment too.
You also won’t have to leave your couch when it’s freezing outside, because you can do all your Christmas shopping with the click of a mouse!
OPT FOR REUSABLE WRAPPING
Every year, millions of tons of waste end up in landfills, and the majority of that waste happens around Christmas.
It makes sense with all the wrapping paper and plastic packaging, but did you know that plastic cannot degrade? It simply sits in the landfills and pollutes the earth.
This year we highly encourage you to consider using reusable wrapping paper.
Lilywrap is a great resource and you can choose from hundreds of lovely designs!
SAVE ENERGY WITH THESE CHRISTMAS TREE TIPS
Many people think that a real, living tree is the best way to go, believing it is a more sustainable option, but did you know that roughly the same amount of resources are used to create an artificial tree versus growing a living one? So it all comes down to a few simple tips.
If purchasing a real tree this year, be sure to buy one from a farm that supports the forests. Also, if you buy a small tree, consider keeping it as a houseplant when January rolls around.
If an artificial tree is more up your alley then be sure to purchase one that can be used for many years to come. Perhaps you have an artificial tree already, and in that case, you may need lights or more decorations. Why not get crafty, get some friends and family together and make your own DIY sustainable decorations for the tree this year, instead of buying all that plastic. Also, when purchasing lights, look for energy-efficient LED strings.
We hope these tips inspire you to go a little greener this Christmas!