Every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. If all this waste was put on trucks they would go around the world 24 times. This stunning amount of waste is partly because 99 per cent of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months. Moreover, during the festive season, the UK creates 30 per cent more waste than usual, including two million turkeys and six million Christmas trees!
As we all start to get ready for the Christmas break it’s easy to switch the focus to presents, festive decorations, mince pies and mulled wine. But at this time of year, it shouldn’t just be all about Christmas gifts and all that delicious food, as waste management becomes a significant issue across the UK.
During the festive period, we use an enormous amount of resources that, in turn, generate a huge amount of waste.
Melanie Fisher is the founder of ‘Zero Waste Goods’ website and the organiser of London’s First Zero Waste Christmas Market bringing together innovative, independent businesses dedicated to the environment, offering an alternative solution to the over-consumerism this festive season.
The event will be completely no waste so make sure to bring your own food containers and shopping bags. Also, good to know that all profits from ticket sales go to Cool Earth – to prevent deforestation and offset the carbon produced in hosting the event.
Moreover, ticket holders can benefit from a host of different workshops happening in the afternoon from chocolate meditation to coffee scrub making and upcycled Christmas decor!
Date/time: Saturday 8th December, 2pm – 9pm.
Location: Hoxton Arches, 402 Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD.
Tickets: Ticket options here
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