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Eco-friendly Christmas

Christmas time has returned, bringing with it the joyful atmosphere of celebrations and get-togethers with family and friends. People are aware of various Christmas events, including concerts, light festivals, Christmas markets, and parties with delectable treats and meals. In addition, we are aware of other ways to celebrate the holidays, such as the ones this article mentions, such as gratitude, appreciation, and empathy, which help us have a more restful and fulfilling time with serenity and positivity.

However, this year's festivities, like the Independence Day celebration or the Christmas market in Helsinki called Tuomaan Markkinat, once again place a strong emphasis on the issue of sustainability and the environment. So that we can all celebrate these holidays in our common home, the earth, the focus of this article is also to suggest a more sustainable and environmentally friendly Christmas.

Five simple ideas for a more sustainable and eco-friendly Christmas

People may find sustainable living too much plastic in the environment has become a serious problem, polluting nature, contaminating our water and food, and endangering our health. A person is estimated to consume 156 plastic bottles per year, which equates to approximately 13 plastic bottles per person per month. More information on our ten plastic-reduction tips can be found here. You can also buy a reusable water bottle as a Christmas present to replace plastic bottles and refill it as needed. This way, we can help reduce the use of plastic bottles. overwhelming and complicated, but it is much simpler than we believe. We will see that only a few simple positive changes to our daily habits and routines can lead us to a more eco-friendly way of life. We can commit to creating the best possible present in order to ensure a better future for ourselves, our families, and our planet.

1: Use less plastic.

In our previous article, we have written 10 way to reduce plastic , because too much plastic in the environment has become a severe problem that pollutes nature, gets into the water and food we consume, and harms our health. It is estimated that 156 plastic bottles are consumed by a person every year, which is about 13 plastic bottles per person per month. In addition, as a Christmas present, you can buy a reusable water bottle to replace plastic bottles and refill it whenever needed. This way, we will help minimize the consumption of plastic bottles.

2: Reuse and repair Clothes

The fashion industry contributes largely to the pollution of the environment because of how textiles and colors of clothes are produced. In addition, many fabrics and clothes are thrown away as waste each year, and people often buy more clothes because of rapid changes in fashion and trends. Therefore, you can start buying fewer quality clothes that will last longer. You can also learn how to repair and sew clothes for reuse. A simple sewing kit is a great gift to give. There are also second-hand shops where one can choose and buy various clothes made of different materials, patterns, or colors suitable for any age.

3: Enjoy coffee in a thermos mug.

Most people drink coffee every day and enjoy the high quality of the product as well as the way it is prepared in their preferred method, such as with a coffee machine, espresso style, and so on. It is possible to get home and enjoy a hot cup of coffee. However, it is understandable that we occasionally treat ourselves to barista-style coffee in a cozy cafe outside of the house. But we also need to be aware of the problem of "coffee pollution," which occurs when large amounts of single-use coffee cups are discarded on a daily basis. Of course, some cafes have porcelain cups that are washed and reused, but cleaning the cups still requires a lot of energy, electricity, water, and soap. As a result, it is prudent to look for alternatives, such as thermos mugs.

4: Green shopping

There are numerous ways to shop more ecologically, such as by purchasing more environmentally friendly products in ordinary supermarkets and shops. The words "eco-friendly" are written on the products, making them easy to identify. Furthermore, we can develop our own methods of sustainable purchasing, such as utilizing cloth bags for shopping, saving plastic bags and reusing them for future purchases, or having containers and re-used textiles to cover our purchases in rather than buying wrap materials all the time.

5: Eco-friendly food consumption

We may also have a big impact on the environment by making small adjustments to our diet and lifestyle. Refrigerating leftovers for the next day is one method for reducing food waste. It also suggests that if we have leftover food in restaurants, we are given acceptable options for taking leftover food with us in paper boxes or other wrapping materials.

Food choices help us get closer to sustainability faster because it is doable and enjoyable to try new cuisines. Another significant way to make a difference is to consume more plant-based or vegan products. As a result, another long-term and beneficial option for the present is to purchase a package of diverse food items such as beans, almonds, vegetable goods, and so on.

"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude."- Oprah Winfrey



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