Have yourself a #ZeroWasteChristmas!
With the festive season fast approaching, our thoughts at Zero Waste Leeds are turning to how we can all have a fun festive season - where we waste as little as we possibly can.
Of course it's a time of year when we tend to consume more - from food and drink through to gifts for friends and family.
And we don't want to take on the role of Scrooge - particularly in the challenging times we're living through. We all need the joy that festive celebrations can bring!
But of course, we know that the things we choose to buy, and what we choose to do with stuff we no longer need, can have massive environmental impacts.
And with Christmas being a period when consumption shoots up, there can be all sorts of negative environmental impacts. That's not good, at a time when we're working out how best to tackle the Climate Emergency.
So over the next few weeks we'll be sharing lots of top tips that'll help you have fun over the festive period, whilst also helping to waste as little as we can & keeping our environmental impacts to a minimum.
Keep an eye out for tips on some of the following themes:
- How to keep food waste to a minimum over the festive period
- Ideas for more sustainable gifts - things you can make yourself, repair, or buy from local makers
- Alternative gifts - such as experiences & workshops
- Christmas recycling - what can and can't go in your green bin
- Local charities you can support
Keep an eye out for #ZeroWasteChristmas top tips on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. And if you've got any top tips yourself, share them with us - just contact us on social media!