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The festive season is well and truly here… but there’s still time to curveball Christmas waste!
It’s estimated that in the week after Christmas, New Zealanders send 50,000 extra tonnes of waste to landfill. That's enough to fill 14,286 twenty-foot shipping containers, which, if stacked one on top of the other would stretch 105 times higher than the Sky Tower, or three times the height of Mount Everest.
Christmas is a time for family and celebration, and to not risk taking away from that, people lean towards disposable options and quick fixes.
But… if you think ahead there are SO many ways you can make small changes that make a big difference.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, filled with love, laughter, and festivities.
It is also the most wasteful time of the year, from electricity usage to surplus food, presents, wrapping, and travel.
The festive season takes a toll on the environment, but it doesn’t have to. Munch is here to point you in the right direction!
Microplastics: the buzzword of the moment. It’s time we learn about them.
For nearly 20 years, scientists have been researching the potential harms of microplastics. While they don’t yet know whether or not it is dangerous for human consumption, they know it’s bad for the health of our planet.
Meaning – we need to make changes stat!
How to be more sustainable
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