13 February 2023
How to shop and give sustainably
Consider the wrapping.
If you do choose to gift a present, probably the most eco-friendly wrapping option is brown parcel paper. But you could avoid new paper altogether by wrapping your gifts in recycled paper or fabrics. Perhaps you’ve got old music manuscripts or maps that you don’t need anymore – they would make excellent wrapping paper, and it won’t cost the earth.
Step by step, day by day, we can all make a difference through what we choose to buy or not buy. Gen Less, the government agency dedicated to mobilising New Zealanders to be leaders in clean and clever energy use, encourages us to ask ourselves some simple questions before we buy: What’s it made of? How is it made? How does it get here? And Do I really need it?
This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered financial advice.