10 Tips for Reducing Plastic-Waste During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us! Finally, the year of unfortunate events is coming to an end. I bet you are already making menus to feast on your holiday dinners or maybe wrapping gifts for your loved ones. Although we might be spending our holidays far from each other, we can still make sure the holiday spirit is felt wherever we are coming from. And while we sing our favorite songs, eat our favorite meals, spread the holiday cheer, we also want to welcome 2021 free from plastic pollution. Here are some tips we gathered for you:     

  1. Make your own decorations using paper or biodegradable materials you can find around the house.
  2. Reuse your last year’s holiday decorations and spice them up!
  3. Use reusable dishes and cutlery for holiday zoom parties and get-togethers.
  4. Wrap gifts in reusable or recyclable gift wrap like a cloth or a Barrel Bag!
  5. Choose a real Christmas tree if still on a budget! There are places where you can give back the trees for replanting.
  6. You can re-gift items you don’t want anymore.
  7. Make heartfelt messages, cards, or letters instead. For sure, they will love it and keep it forever!
  8. If possible, stay away from food items packed in so much plastic and glitter. 
  9. Bring reusable bags when you’re out shopping.
  10. Gift products that promote a plastic-free lifestyle & leave a little note that says why this lifestyle change is important for you.