Holidays are just around the corner, you can feel it in the weather, you can sense it in shopping centers, and we have our lists ready and we are all eager to decorate our place with lavish bright lights and faux or real pine trees. But did you know, the holidays produce more waste into our landfills. The Holidays increases by trillion ton each year, here’s the stats: EPA Greening the Season.
We don’t think of it at the time and it’s ok, but now that we are becoming more and more conscious every year that we can change and save our environment it’s time to be aware of living in zero waste.
We’ve looked up ways you can still cherish the holiday spirit eco friendly and waste free.
“one man's trash is another man's treasure.”
Decorations is something you can find gently used in your local thrift stores. I’ve picked up ornaments for just $2 dollars and I reuse them every year. You can find more things in a thrift store, you can even find a gently used Christmas Tree. For those who are looking to get rid of some overload holiday decorations you can consider looking into Buy and Sell shops and earn some extra cash for selling your items to them.
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This leads to what we’ve mentioned above, get some cash by selling your old decorations. Halloween decorations is something you can upcycle and reuse again as Thanksgiving decorations. Here’s a few other things you can do with your old pumpkins, candy buckets, etc.
If you’ve already have decorations you’ve bought a long time ago and you’re looking to upgrade your decorations there’s ways to update them with just simple DIY arts and crafts. (Glitter and gold spray paint will be your best pal.)
You can always look into how to use decortions for any occassion, if you want to buy stuff this holiday season, nothing wrong just look into your local farmers market, flea markets, look into Etsy and Ebay for those who’ve upcycled their old holiday decorations or transformed something into a masterpiece. There’s many ways to have an eco, zero waste holiday celebration all it requires is for you to have fun making it happen!
We hope you have an eco friendly holiday!