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Zero Waste Celebrations & Gifts

Tera Team

In this article, you will learn how to celebrate zero waste and make wasteless gifts and wrappings!


Offering gifts for a birthday, a housewarming party or any other anniversary is a beautiful way to celebrate and show your loved ones how you feel. Going zero waste does not mean to stop offering presents but simply to switch to more sustainable gifts, and spread the zero waste lifestyle while you’re at it!

For example, buy reusable items like a nice water bottle or a useful kit of beeswax wraps. You can also offer gifts from sustainable jewellery or clothing brands as well as zero waste beauty products.  


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Gift Wrapping

Another major issue we should address in this section is gift wrapping. In the US, gift wrappings (wrapping paper and shopping bags) during the holiday season generates 25% more waste than throughout the rest of the year, and is equivalent to the weight of more than 100,000 elephants. Many people think Christmas paper is recyclable but the truth is it really isn't. Wrapping papers are a mix of paper, plastic and glitter which is impossible to recycle and contributes to polluting our oceans. 

Fortunately, there are many different ways to use recycled, reused, natural, and compostable materials to beautifully wrap your gifts, and most of them can be found around your house!

For wrapping and tying your gifts, use brown paper from grocery bags, recycled paper, newspaper or even wrapping that will be part of your gift like a tote bag, a nice scarf, a pretty cloth or a reusable container. You can tie your gift with organic twine, recyclable tape or old fabric.

Offering a gift often goes with creating a nice wrapping. But instead of ribbons and plastic bows, create your own decoration with natural elements (leaves, berries, pine cones, etc.) or DIY bows with upcycled magazines. 

As you can see, there are manys ways to be completely zero waste when offering your loved ones a present!



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