How to reduce waste during the festive season? Experts shared essential tips

How to reduce waste during the festive season? Experts shared essential tips, Iryna Chyrkova

When it comes to holidays, not everyone thinks about recycling because all people can find something more important for themselves.

We are all so busy that we are usually immersed in our own world, in our own family, and do not think about the environment during the holidays. In the holiday period, the amount of waste increases significantly. People use plastic plates, glasses, tablecloths much more often than during other periods of the year.

In this regard, the experts decided to conduct an educational campaign and to tell the residents of Manitoba what to do with the waste during the holiday season.

First of all, all people should remember about three R: reduce, reuse and recycle. Secondly, they need to follow such rules as:

1. Skip boxed gifts

Try to refuse gifts in the package and all kinds of boxes. Maybe this is exactly the year when you should present impressions? For example, a ticket to a concert or to an exhibition, or a dinner at a restaurant.

2. Save your paper

Try to use your imagination! Look at the options for boxes, wrapping paper, and ribbons that you already have at home. This way you can save money and reduce waste.

3. Bring usable bags

When you are planning to go shopping, do not forget to take reusable bags from home. This will help you to refuse packages which are offered in supermarkets and shopping malls.

4. Avoid disposables

Avoid using plastic plates or glasses during holidays. Glass or ceramic always looks more attractive for a festive table than plastic, and it can reduce the amount of waste after the celebration.

5. Put waste in its proper place

Take your waste responsibly: check if there is any food left in plastic containers, carefully fold all the boxes and make sure that the plastic is separate from the cardboard and paper.

6. Have a plan for your tree

Before you throw out your Christmas tree, make sure that you remove all the decorations from it. You can always use special services that will come and take your tree.

7. Don’t make assumptions

If you are not sure how to sort your waste and what of that you should definitely throw out, you can find all the necessary information on the Internet.

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