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Christmas is the time of year we spend with our loved ones, a relaxing and special time for everyone to get closer and cherish the people in their lives。 But Christmas is also a period of massive spending, crowdedness, and waste。 Christmas is the most wasteful time of the year in many countries, but small, ****** things can go a long way to avoiding that and make your Christmas greener –; here are a few of them。

  • Careful with the Christmas tree
The Christmas tree we made at the ZME Science headquarters last year。 Credit: ZME Science。

The Christmas tree we made at the ZME Science headquarters last year。 Credit: ZME Science。

The Christmas tree is the centerpiece of most homes, but no matter how you look at it, it’;s not really sustainable。 Some people would recommend buying an artificial tree, but in many ways, artificial trees have an even bigger impact than real trees。 In truth, both real and artificial trees have a big impact on the environment, unless you choose a tree with roots and replant it afterward。 You could opt for a more creative alternative to a Christmas tree, which could be very fun and will definitely get the conversation going ***und the dinner table。 You can read our full article on Christmas trees here

  • Eat local, responsibly, and less meat

We waste a lot of food throughout the year, but during Christmas, things get really crazy。 Ten million turkeys are eaten every Christmas, most of them coming from a great distance, a process which consumes resources and generates emissions。 It’;s hard to generate accurate figures, but the average Christmas dinner in the UK for example reportedly ***vels a combined distance of 49,000 miles。 The figure is likely similar or even worse for North America。 So the first thing to do is to check for local foods。 The second thing to do is to not buy more than you need。 I know, I know –; it’;s Christmas, you’;d much rather buy more than you need than less, but try to estimate your needs and buy accordingly。 If there are leftovers, they can be eaten the next day or frozen for further consumption。