The holiday season is a special time of year. It's a time for gathering with family and friends, for giving gifts and showing kindness to others, and for sharing love and appreciation. It's no secret that the holiday season is a time for giving. But along with exchanging gifts also comes an increase in waste from wrapping paper and gift boxes. According to recent studies, Americans generate an additional one million tons of waste during the holidays. Whoa. This is an alarming amount of waste, and it's important to take steps to chip away at that staggering number. To reduce holiday waste, we can start with small changes.
The 3 R's. Reuse, Reuse, Reuse
One way to reduce holiday waste is to opt for reusable wrapping paper or fabric gift bags. These can be used again and again, reducing the amount of paper that ends up in landfills.
Another option is to choose eco-friendly gift boxes made of recycled materials. If buying online, you can also search out brands (like us) that use recycled paper mailers that can double as a gift box.
Have some tissue paper laying around from the holidays last year? Maybe an old t-shirt or blanket? Get creative and use household items as gift wrap. An idea that can be used year after year.
An Unpopular Choice, But Maybe the Best Choice
You can also avoid excess waste by buying fewer gifts, which might not be the most popular choice, but instead focus on experiences or activities that don't involve excess packaging.
By making a few simple changes, we can help reduce the amount of waste generated during the holidays. Not only will this help protect the environment, but it can also make the holiday season more meaningful and enjoyable for everyone.
Happy Holidays from our team here at Be Kind Vibes. We wish you an abundance of health and wealth my friend.