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December is that time of the year when we celebrate with parties and gatherings. However, this period is also the perfect time to reflect on our environmental impact on Christmas. At DLF Group we believe in a more sustainable Christmas, both at home and at the office.
There are plenty of details we can keep in mind in order to reduce our environmental impact during the festivities. Obviously, the first and most important step is to develop more awareness about our actions, our shopping habits, and our opportunities to reduce the waste we produce.
Here are some tips we can try to apply at home to achieve a much more sustainable Christmas.
Perhaps we can stop for a moment and think: do we really need all the things we usually buy during Christmas? Is there a way to share our love and appreciation with less gifts? Can we cook delicious meals avoiding food waste? We surely have many opportunities to improve our Christmas habits.
When shopping or doing the groceries, it si best to choose products with no packaging, or with packages made with recycled or sustainable materials. Reducing the use of plastic is a fundamental step to face and stop the climate emergency.
In addition to recycling everything that we can (by separating the waste correctly), we can reuse many materials –cardboard, yogurt containers, etc.– to do some crafts and offer very original gifts.
Just an idea: Why don’t we reuse some cardboard for our little crèche houses?
Work environments can easily become highly polluting places if we don’t start adopting the same measures to reduce the environmental impact.
Sustainability must become a keystone element for the philosophy of the company, and it must be passed down on all the teams and employees. Many of the tips we have mentioned above can be applied as well to work environments…
How much waste does a company create every single day? The environmental impact can be greatly reduced with just some simple details, such as:
Apart from the basic steps to help our planet, in December we can also reflect on our environmental impact when it comes to organising the traditional Christmas activities:
At DLF Group we are confident that a more sustainable Christmas is possible. Will you join us for this challenge?