Small Changes, Big Impact: Holiday Edition!
It’s no secret that the holidays can be a time for excess, but they don’t have to be! In fact, with a little effort, you can make your gift giving and decorating not only purposeful, but also waste-free. Check out these simple tips to celebrate the holiday season more sustainably:
Traditional wrapping paper cannot be recycled in Central Kentucky, so don’t use it! Grab some brown shipping paper which IS recyclable and channel your artistic side or have your little ones help you decorate it.
Give gifts that do not use batteries, or if they do, include rechargeable batteries with the present. Regular alkaline batteries are hard to recycle, but, once they no longer work, rechargeables can be recycled many places.
Gift services instead of things. Cooking classes, pedicures, or an hour of house cleaning, are all ways to avoid another item in a landfill and provide local jobs.
Make or buy gifts made out of recycled material. There are so many ways to get creative and make something that is both thoughtful and eco friendly.
Support local farmers and small businesses by shopping local for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner groceries.