Zero waste Christmas pt.2: sustainable tree alternatives

Wondering how sustainable Christmas trees are? Here’s the breakdown of the alternatives: Artificial tree If you own one, keep it (as long as possible, actually). If you are thinking of buying one, however, don’t. Artificial trees are made out of PVC and (mostly) shipped from China, therefore toxic, non-recyclable and with a huge footprint. According…

Zero waste Christmas pt.1: on gift giving and staying calm

Preparing for a calm festive season: For anyone who feels the pressure to buy some last-minute gifts: don’t. Gift giving is not an obligation, regardless of what you see around you in the days leading to Christmas. Thinking of receiving and giving gifts can sometimes make me anxious, which is the last thing I want…