Less Waste, More LoveWhy waste it? This Valentine’s Day express your love and admiration with less stuff and more caring gestures and thoughtful words.
♥ avoid buying gifts that are likely to end up in landfill. eg heart shaped balloons.Sometimes when we give gifts we inadvertently give packaging and other materials that create waste.
♥ avoid purchasing printed cards and send an e-card instead.
♥ avoid food waste: If you are cooking a special meal, plan your meal to reduce waste. Start by making a list of food you have, then write a shopping list of things you need and plan to use left-overs.
♥ avoid cellophane by asking your florist to package flowers in paper instead.
♥ take a container to bring home leftovers if you go out for dinner, or picnic at the beach or park, and take home your own containers, reusable plates and utensils.
♥ if you are preparing a picnic or romantic dinner use reusable containers, plates, cups and cutlery.
♥choose flowers that last – opt for giving a potted plant or flowers that can be planted in the garden.
♥ recycle chocolate boxes and moulded plastic trays by placing them separately in the recycle bin.
♥ once Valentine’s Day flowers are drooping or dead, don’t bin the blooms – compost them instead in your green lidded bin.