Christmas is a great time for family and creating memories, but it’s also the peak time for excess and creating waste. Think about how full your wheelie bin has been on Boxing Day after Christmases Past.
You don’t have to change everything. Just be mindful of what moves in and out of your home, what generates landfill, and what generates emissions. A few tweaks can make a difference so we can continue to enjoy Christmas for generations to come.
Here are some tips if you are wanting to reduce your household’s impact on the environment without reducing the fun.
As many state and territory governments now roll out long awaited bans on problematic single use plastics, such as cutlery, straws, plates and stirrers, unlike many solutions to climate change, we have the opportunity to make a significant impact through individual action by simply reducing our plastic consumption and waste. In other words, with just a few simple changes in our daily lives, the impact we can have collectively is huge.