Christmas is one of the biggest sources of producing plastic pollution. According to research, the extra plastic that is produced due to Christmas weighs around 5 Statue of Liberty.
It seems quite detrimental that our ill practices are making Christmas one of the biggest reasons for polluting the environment. Plastic is already damaging life under the sea, and we can’t afford more.
We need to come up with a revised social strategy to bring a change in how we celebrate Christmas. So, here are some of the tips for you to go green and celebrate a plastic-free Christmas.
Choose a Real Christmas Tree
Christmas trees are majorly made with plastic, and once Christmas is over, these piles of plastics become part of the landfills that are already filled with other types of plastics.
So, it’s better to shift towards a real Christmas tree and avoid the ones made from plastic at any cost. You can make your own Christmas tree by using different wooden planks. You can also use bamboo sticks to create a tree-like shape and fill it with green LED strips.
There are hundreds of different ways to create your very own Christmas tree. What about using the one in your backyard? You don’t really have to bring it indoors, right? You can decorate your Christmas tree outside but make sure that your decoration is also eco-friendly and plastic-free.
Collect Natural Objects for Decorations
Pines can be a great option to choose from. You can collect them and use them to decorate anything, even your Christmas tree. You can also use them to create a specific jungle theme.
Their texture and color make them pop out in any setting. You can also use them to create wreaths. So, no need to buy plastic wreaths that don’t even look good. Using pine cones can be a great way to reduce plastic usage this Christmas.
Consider Switching to Eco-Friendly Dinnerware
The plastic dinnerware items are also purchased quite abundantly on Christmas. Having guests over a party means doing the dishes is going to get frustrating. So, people usually prefer to use plastic dinnerware items to minimize the hassle of the party.
But this hassle can also be minimized by using eco-friendly dinnerware items. You can get disposable eco cutlery at very cheap rates, and they’re quite good at holding your food. They don’t get bent with the weight of the food. However, you should use them only once since they absorb water.
We offer a compostable birch flatware series that is made with birch only. Our biodegradable cutlery sets are mainly made up of birch wood that’s quite eco-friendly in nature. Our eco-friendly Christmas cutlery only takes 60 days to get decomposed naturally. So, shifting to a greener and sustainable option can be a great way to reduce plastic consumption on Christmas.
Boycott Plastic Gifts
You can also avoid plastic packaging for gifts and go with eco-friendly ones. You can use Kraft Papers to wrap your gifts. You can also use a fancy cloth piece to wrap it in lovely, unique, and exciting ways.