Action 364: Use an alternative to plastic party poppers for New Year celebrations

Date: 30 December Action: 364 Cost of taking action: SAVES MONEY   Plastic party poppers – another unnecessary single use plastic There are plenty of alternatives, so today’s action – as we approach New Year’s Eve celebrations – is to ditch the plastic party poppers! Why is this important? As (read more …)

Action 349: Make your own Christmas tree ornaments

Date: 15 December Action: 349 Cost of taking action: NIL or LOW   By our guest author Halima Curran in Libya Let’s reduce the demand for plastic, shop-bought decorations this year The festive season has arrived once again and revelers the world over are decorating their houses with glittering gewgaws (read more …)

Action 338: Write a set of family rules about Christmas present buying

Date: 04 December Action: 338 Cost of taking action: NIL   Today’s tip will help you keep control of buying, waste, budgets and your “Christmas footprint” Every year at Christmas, many families (especially in the rich western nations) will “overdo” Christmas. We buy too many presents for children, we buy (read more …)

Action 335: Be aware of planned obsolescence

Date: 01 December Action: 335 Cost of taking action: NIL   By our guest author Divya Hari in Singapore Planned obsolescence – what does it mean? It all started with the light bulb industry, was propagated by the auto industry and today it is proliferating in several industries from fashion (read more …)