Tinsel, glitter, children's toys, bagged produce, mail order packages, imitation Christmas trees, ornaments, advent wreaths... think of all the plastic present in our lives, especially at Christmas. During this season of gift giving, parties and family togetherness we increase our waste by 30%! Christmas in America seems to require us to buy more, eat more, to suck up more resources than ever.
At every stage of its life cycle, plastic contributes to climate change. And, if that’s not enough to make you commit to a no-plastic Christmas, the plastic crisis is also intertwined with racial inequalities. To find out more, click here.