It's understandable why we can get so carried away at Christmas - it tends to feel like more is more. It can seem like everything must be done excessively to fulfil Christmas cheer or to share on social media. We see shops fill with stacks of decorations and gifts, grocery stores start to fill with platter and sweet delights wrapped in Christmas themed plastic.
There is nothing more exciting than wrapping a surprise for that special someone. You can choose the colour of wrapping, the ribbon to match and top it off with a matching name tag. However, have you noticed the big pile of rubbish left after the excitement of opening passes? And how it gets shoved into the bin, just to be thrown away? Our waste at Christmas time increases by approximately 30% - it's so easy to over do it. From wrapping paper to disposable dinnerware simply for the "ease" of it and not having to do the dishes.