Zero Waste Christmas
Here are a few suggestions of how you can embrace the zero waste ethic this holiday season.
Zero Waste Gifts
Help your friends and family embrace a zero waste lifestyle and choose gifts that will allow them to minimise packaging use over the coming years. Treat someone to a box of beeswax wraps that will last months or buy someone a set of glass jars for their store cupboard. Bury Wholefoods have a whole range of products to choose from and their Zero Waste Starter Packs make the ideal gift to help someone start their zero waste journey.
Buy plastic-free gifts. Items such as bamboo makeup with refills, bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo razors , washable cotton makeup pads and shampoo and conditioner bars are all great alternatives to single-use plastics and help reduce our waste. Bury Wholefoods offers a wide selection of plastic-free goodies all of which can be delivered straight to your door or found on their market stall in Bury St Edmunds.
Zero Waste Wrapping
Give sustainable gifts in recycled and recyclable packaging. Or better still look for packaging you can reuse. Wrapping a gift in a scarf means the wrapping is part of the gift too! Choose natural and recycled wrapping paper which can be ironed an reused and eventually recycled. Shiny or foiled paper can not be recycled. Use paper packaging tape, reusable ribbons, cotton twine or garden string. And avoid glitter unless it is eco glitter!
Zero Waste Groceries
Choose packaging free food products and loose fruit and veg. Shopping at Zero Waste stores such as Bury Wholefoods, allows you to cut back on your plastic waste by refilling your own reusable containers with dried wholefoods and liquids. Use reusable cotton bags for your loose fruit and veg.