Make memories, not garbage, this Christmas

December 11, 2011

A trash-free holiday

For most of us, Christmas is a wonderful time for family, friends and gifting.  But unfortunately, there’s also a downside to Christmas: junk that’s often in the landfill by Easter, and the biggest pickup day of the year for the trash man.  So this year, why not give the trash man – and your planet – a break?

The Clean Bin Project is a wonderful initiative by three young Canadians to try to produce zero trash for a year. Their website has many litterless gift ideas for the holidays, such as:

  • Tickets to a theatre, music performance or movie
  • Passes to a gym or museum
  • Classes
  • Outdoor experiences such as snowshoeing or horseback riding
  • Massages or other health and wellness experiences
  • House cleaning services
  • Homemade consumables
  • Secondhand items

Read more great ideas here, to help you create more memories and less garbage this Christmas.

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One Response to “Make memories, not garbage, this Christmas”

  1. Thanks for the mention Carl! I like how you put it about the stuff we buy at Christmas being in the landfill by Easter. That really drives it home.

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