I know Valentine’s Day is a bit of a Marmite holiday - you either love it or you hate it! But I’m not here to tell you how to feel about the day. Instead I’m here to offer up some low-and-zero waste ideas for those of you who will be participating in this day of love!
Wrapping paper is one of the most wasteful paper products we use as a society. The epitome of a single-use product, it’s designed to be excitedly ripped open and unceremoniously discarded. Research by OnePoll found that, just in the UK, we throw away over 100 million rolls of wrapping paper every Christmas.
The holiday season can be stressful for those who spend their whole year trying to keep their waste production down. The pressure is on to buy and receive gifts for friends, family, coworkers, the postman, the schoolteacher….and it’s a potential recipe for waste and stress. But you can choose to have a low waste Christmas! Here's a helpful gift guide to give you some ideas.
Travelling to and from the festival itself, waste management of everything taken and discarded at the festival, food and drink consumption, electricity and power grids, disruption to local wildlife, damage to the land …there are a lot of worries to be had about the environmental damage being done by festivals in this country! However, it’s not all doom and gloom so here are some tips for keeping your festival experience sustainable, eco friendly and low waste.