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Can you cut the waste this Christmas?

It may sound curmudgeonly to be having a pop at Christmas, but if we want to continue to enjoy the benefits this planet gives us, we need to take a look at what we’re doing, particularly during consumer-based festivals.

‘[Novelty gifts] seem amusing on the first day of Christmas, daft on the second, embarrassing on the third. By the twelfth they’re in landfill. For 30 seconds of dubious entertainment, or a hedonic stimulus that lasts no longer than a nicotine hit, we commission the use of materials whose impacts will ramify for generations.’

This article by environmental activist George Monbiot really sums up the damage we can do by making the wrong buying decisions.…/dec/10/on-12th-day-christmas-present-junk