As we start to count down to the festive season, something that we all start to think about is of course shopping for gifts. Something that we are also increasingly aware of in recent years is the climate crisis and the need to avert it. This Christmas, here are a few things that you can do to help reduce the negative effects on the environment…
Vegan Christmas Dinner – Reducing the amount of meat that we consume is better for the planet. Why not go for a vegan or vegetarian Christmas dinner this year? There are lots of recipes online and in books that can help you to prepare an amazing festive feast without any meat to be seen!
Ethically Sourced Gifts – When buying gifts, be aware of their sustainability and the ethics behind them. For example, lots of very cheap goods are made in poor conditions by people who are not treated well, and they also have a huge negative impact on the environment as the cheap fabrics and materials end up in landfill. Instead, look for products like this spa hamper https://www.h2kbotanicals.com/collections/hampers that is kinder to the planet.
Beware of too Much Plastic – Of course lots of things are made from plastic, but as we learn about the burden that this has on the planet, it is worth keeping in mind to buy as little of it as possible. For example, novelty plastic gifts that are likely to end up in landfill are best avoided.