Green Your Holidays

This year, as we celebrate the holidays with our households, we can create some wonderful memories - without the garbage. Below are some great zero-waste gift wrapping and useful waste reduction tips to get you through the season (courtesy of Metro Vancouver).

Waste-Wise Wrapping

Calendar Wrap

Why purchase gift wrap every year? Outdated calendars with colourful pictures can be a great for gift wrap! Once used, they can be recycled, too.


Reusable containers such as mason, pasta, jam or soup jars make great vessels for your edible holiday gifts.


Love Food, Hate Waste

Plan your meals to avoid too many leftovers that could go to waste. Check out the Love Food, Hate Waste campaign for tips on how to reduce food waste and save money, too!

Spruce Up Your Table in Green

  • Choose cloth napkins over paper.

  • Use reusable containers for leftovers instead of plastic wrap, foil and disposable plates and trays.

  • Remember to compost any unusable food scraps.

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