by Tash Royal, Content Intern
The winter season is famously a time of celebration. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, or just the arrival of snow, there’s certainly something in the air in these colder months. The past couple of years have been marred by the pandemic and its notorious restrictions, so now more than ever these times of togetherness and festivity are incredibly important to the morale of the UK – and the world!
But one thing to consider along with the joyous occasions we’re all looking forward to is the environmental impact of the winter holidays. Christmas has been referred to as the world’s greatest annual environmental disaster. Estimates in 2019 suggested that 365,000 kilometres of unrecyclable wrapping paper would be discarded after Christmas – that’s enough to wrap around the moon 100 times over!
And the food waste? Biffa states that two million turkeys and 74 million mince pies would be wasted over the festive season. That’s a horrendous thought.
The issue at the heart of the holiday season’s impact on the environment is, unsurprisingly, human consumption. So, if you’re looking for a way to be a little more sustainable and environmentally-minded this winter, Make It Wild is here to help! All proceeds from our sales go towards looking after our nature reserves.
We have a range of excellent gifts that are enjoyable for all the family and keep the environment in mind. Have a look at some of our products, all available on the Make It Wild website. We have very limited stocks of all these items, and you will find several are offered at reduced prices – so don’t delay if you would like to see these items in a stocking at your house!
Completely plastic free – both the soap and the packaging!
This lemon-scented washing up soap can cut through all your Christmas cooking grease. A little extra gift to make the washing up a breeze? Plastic-free dish soap is an easy switch to help with your environmental impact!
For more information, click here.
Instead of cling film for your Christmas leftovers, why not switch to beeswax wraps? Our all time best selling product. Mouldable, washable, reusable, and when the wax is fading, re-waxable! These food grade wraps can help reduce waste – both plastic and food – and they’re easy on the eye as well. Easy to wash with our dish soap bars. These are very easy to pop in the post for distant eco-friendly friends!
For more information, click here.
Made from 100% natural vegan ingredients, our lip balms are the perfect stocking filler. Ideal to protect lips from the drying winter air. Sold in 10ml aluminium tins for easy recycling – or if you return them to us we sterilise and reuse them.
Available in 3 flavours: Natural, Mandarin, and Vanilla. To find out more, click here.
This beautiful children’s story by Ellie Jackson and Laura Callwood will inspire the next generation of eco-warriors. Following the true story of a whale caught in fishing nets, it gently informs 2 to 11-year-olds about the environment – with a happy ending for all! Another ideal gift to pop in the mail.
Discover more here.
Wrap up warm this winter in our hoodies, or layer up with our t-shirts, all made in the UK, using renewable energy and with 100% natural materials.
Available in a range of sizes and colours, these are perfect gifts, and will look fantastic on your winter walks with family and friends.
We hope we have given you a few ideas!
With all our best wishes for your festivities – Most of all, stay safe, stay merry, and stay sustainable this winter!