We are still here in the middle of the Christmas season and the east rush on good gifts, home party decorations, food for the holiday table, and equipment for the festivities of the holiday part. It is also the time of year for countless published vacation trash statistics, as well as articles and snippets on keeping the Christmas holidays green. So at the expense of its mundane, keeping the Christmas green decreases the negative impact on the environment and provides a positive example for those who love Christmas more … the children. Maintaining an ecological balance in the Christmas period should not take the joy of celebrations and should not take much effort to achieve.
Much of the waste is packaging holiday products. Local choose to buy greatly reduces the amount of packaging required. Buy your local stores with reusable bags eliminates the use of plastic bags or paper bags otherwise needed to get items at home. A better way is to use your reusable bags and buy a local farmer’s market or craft fairs as selected items are not in commercial packaging. Gift packaging is also a consideration in packaging excessive products. Instead of packing gifts into newly purchased gift paper, choose a tie not only wraps and natural hemp or a linen string, pop into a reusable bag, or using items around the house that can be recycled . Pieces of cloth like old leaves, newsprint or pillowcases or old cards, decorated with old elements like buttons or tape, make interesting gift wrap and support the effort to save our forests. Plus, kids are so creative and have fun making their own envelopes. If the envelopes are purchased, buy environmentally-friendly wrapping paper from recycled paper or durable fibers such as hemp.
Plastic has a huge negative impact on the environment and the better we can keep it off of landfills. Avoid Christmas decorations and gifts in new plastic or using any type of oil. There are many more ecological options available. Decorated with ornaments made from recycled paper embedded with wildflower seeds can be planted after the holidays; Eco holiday recycled glass decoration service trays and dishes add elegance to receive a holiday while eliminating the stress to the environment resulting in new glass production; Natural soy wax candles avoid perfume oil, support the American farmer, and bring a gentle holiday glow everywhere. Already in possession of many things on holiday? Do not just throw to buy again! Instead, be creative and reuse or bicycle up.