Christmas is one of the happiest times of the year, no doubt. Unfortunately, for most, single use plastic is extremely hard to dodge during this time of year.
Plastic trees are set up and decorated with plastic baubles and plastic tinsel. Surrounding the tree are lastic toys, protected by plastic and then wrapped in plastic. We buy food for the masses, which are also packaged in plastic.
It is just so hard to get away from it! Here at Endurothon Oz, we understand the struggles of going single use plastic free, especially during this time of year.
So we’ve decided to give you some tips:
1) Instead of buying a plastic tree, buy a real one – They look amazing, smell delightful and have a lower fire danger than plastic ones.
2) Search for gifts that don’t have the plastic wrapping
3) Look for Christmas decorations that don’t have plastic
4) Go to your local bulk whole foods store prior to Christmas Day and buy the food you need,
Australia is far from having a white Christmas, and we know plenty of Aussie families who will be celebrating down by the beach or river. If this is you, we ask you to please take all your rubbish home with you (as public bins tend to over flow) and to all Australians…be smart and recycle responsibly.
The Endurothon team wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!
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