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November 30, 2018 News, Sustainability Tips

HOLIDAY GIFTS

Make small changes in how you give this year. Never given tickets as a gift before?  What about swapping a couple imported gifts for a couple locally made ones? Every change makes a difference! 

CONSIDER GIVING

An experience

  • Tickets (sports, concerts, movies)
  • Gift certificates (coffee shops, restaurants, spas)
  • Subscriptions to streaming services

Something consumable

  • Edible gifts (baking, preserves, mincemeat)
  • Personal care products (lotions, soaps, aftershaves)

Something handmade

  • Check out Pinterest for inspiration + ideas
  • Attend the Etsy Vancouver Market at Wesbrook Community Centre (Dec 1 – 2)

 

WRAP SMART

Get creative and use paper that is reused and/or can be recycled (newspaper, paper bags, old calendars, maps). Make sure to save gift wrap and ribbons for next year!

 

COMPOST + RECYCLE

Household Recycling

  • Paper gift wrap + Cardboard boxes
  • Aluminium food trays
  • Foil candy wrappers

Green Depot

  • Paper gift wrap + Cardboard boxes
  • Aluminium food trays
  • Foil candy wrappers

Green Bin

  • All food scraps
  • Fats, oil, and greases (turkey, bacon, etc.)
  • Paper napkins/towels, paper plates

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