Zero waste Christmas
The festive season should be joyful and not wasteful. We have asked the community for their eco-tips for the festive season and received many wonderful video ideas how to move closer to zero waste this Christmas. Click on the thumbnails below to watch each video.
And remember, the best way to reduce your waste is to avoid it in the first place. Use what you have, borrow or swap, choose second hand, make and create and if you really must buy something new, go for long lasting and sustainably produced.
Tip 1: Reducing and reusing suggestions from Tempe local Madeleine Hill
Tip 2: Choosing second hand goods with The Bower in Marrickville
Tip 3: Making your own body scrubs with Kirsty from Parva: Little Things
Tip 4: The benefits of composting with local Summer Hill resident Jamie
Tip 5: Vintage gifting tips from sustainable stylist Joanne Gambale
Tip 6: Second hand thinking with Kirsten from Reverse Garbage
Tip 7: Gifting plants for Christmas with Emma Daniell from the Green Living Centre
Tip 8: Making your own Christmas cards from packaging with Michelle from You Are Brave
Tip 9: Using pineapple skins to make syrup with Alex from Cornersmith
Tip 10: Buying sustainable gifts with Katherine from the Ekologi store
Tip 11: Using Furoshiki to wrap your presents with Yoshie from Musubi
Tip 12: Borrowing vintage clothes or other supplies with Ali from Bell Street
Bonus tip: Communal gift wrapping with friends using up-cycled materials with New Moon Collective