CONSUME “RESPONSIBLE” WITH THE “5 Rs”!
Do you know the “5R” principle? “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Return to Earth (or compost).
Refuse to always buy more or to consume futilely. The best waste is that which is not produced. Leaflets, promotional items, plastic bags, disposable napkins, etc. sometimes creep in without you realizing it in your daily life. Stay alert and have no shame in refusing what you don't need.
Reduce the consumption of goods by sorting or donating clothes, objects and furniture that you no longer need. Then, avoid buying more or buy only essential products. Two questions to ask yourself before each purchase: “Do I really need it? », « Am I going to use it several times? ".
Reuse anything that can have a second life. Single-use products are therefore to be avoided. The jam jar can be used very well to store lunch leftovers or serve as a container for bulk shopping. Also repairing what can be repaired or preferring second-hand to new are reflexes to adopt.
- To recycle
Recycle everything that can be recycled. The vast majority of glass, paper, cardboard, metal and fabric can be recycled (ask your municipality for information). However, considering recycling is tantamount to endorsing “disposable” gold, the best waste remains that which we do not produce!
- Return to the earth (or compost)
Compost the various organic waste (food, plants, paper and cardboard) and reduce your trash by half. In the countryside or in an apartment, there are now several solutions to take the plunge.
IDEAS FOR A MORE GREEN CHRISTMAS: OFFERING SECOND-HAND.
You can sometimes come across real nuggets by using the second hand. Books, games and toys, clothes, appliances (reconditioned or not), give certain objects a second chance! Here are some sites on which you can find your happiness:
- Books : Recycle or Momox
- Games and toys : Okkazeo
- Clothes : Vinted
- Home appliance : Leboncoin , envy , Back Market
OFFER ACTIVITIES, YOUR KNOW-HOW, A LITTLE OF YOUR TIME.
The immaterial can sometimes give more pleasure than the material. So opt for a concert ticket, a massage, a table reservation at a good restaurant, a theater ticket, etc.
Or, share your know-how and offer a little of your time for memorable moments of sharing: a "sewing workshop" afternoon with your grandmother, a treasure hunt organized by you with your nephews, an initiation to photography workshop with your little brother. Many possibilities are available to you, be creative!
If you are gifted with your hands, you tinker, tinker and invent, Do-It-Yourself is for you! Jewelry (bracelets, earrings or even necklaces), macrame, pottery, drawings, etc., there is no shortage of tutorials and inspirations on the Internet. pinterest is the little box of ideas that can revolutionize your Christmas!
And if you prefer to entrust this task to professionals, take a look at Etsy where many independent artisans and creators are overflowing with talent.
[LAST BUT NOT LEAST] OFFER ZERO WASTE GIFTS.
More and more eco-responsible brands attach importance to the way they produce, package and deliver their goods or services. And when these goods or services aim to take care of the planet, it's even better. Give your loved ones zero waste responsible gifts!
One of our favorite accessories: the brand's Bee Wrap Anotherway . This food packaging, ecological and French, is made from beeswax and can replace plastic or aluminum cling film to put an end to single use. The brand also offers washable and reusable paper towels, a great gift idea for getting started in the zero waste approach!
Qwetch has been offering portable food containers for 10 years for those who want to transport their drinks and meals without having to use disposable food bottles and packaging. A committed approach, zero waste, against waste and for more reasoned consumption.
- The bottle, insulated or not, will easily replace the plastic bottle;
- The meal & soup box will allow you to take your favorite meal everywhere with you and without leaking and will be happy to chase away the prepared or overpacked meals of everyday life;
- The stainless steel mug will take the place of the plastic or cardboard cup of your morning coffee;
- Reusable stainless steel straws will find a place of choice during your snacks or gourmet dinners;
- The teapot will be the best ally to vary the pleasures of infusion by favoring loose tea versus that in individual sachets.
So, let's fight for a greener Christmas and a greener planet!