The world expresses love to their dear ones on February 14th every year. Most of them celebrate it with gifts and/or experiences. We as a responsible recycler understand how our 1-day celebration affects environment for long. Let us share that with you to make sure there is no pollution and just love in the air. Below are some tiny tweaks in your valentine’s day plan to make it even more special and without causing any harm to the environment. Here are some popular gifts exchanged during this lovely time of the year and its consequences.
The demand for flowers increases as Valentine’s Day draws near. Most flowers we buy in our local markets are imported from various flower producing countries. A lot of fuel is burned, and pollution is amplified to transport that 1 little rose you want to buy for him/her. A cut flower as a gift may make you happy for a day but it is going to wither after a while. Instead, if you gift a house plant of rose or any other flower, it will remind your loved ones of you every day. This is a much cleaner, greener, and beautiful way of gifting flowers. Don’t you think?
Take away – Gift flowers but as plant.
These days we get stylized, multipage greeting cards in the market. These cards are plastic laminated, glitter decorated which is not environment friendly at all. Also, a single line you write on your own on a recycled paper is much more valuable to the reader than these store-bought cards.
Take away – Give cards but handmade
We eat chocolates every time of the year. They won’t taste different, if gifted in a ribbon wrapped, plastic quoted, glittery heart shaped box. Instead, make chocolates together at home or gift a nice premium chocolate wrapped in recyclable paper. The extravagant wrapping is going in the waste bin anyway and is just going to increase pollution.
Take away –Avoid extravagant chocolate gift boxes
Most perfume sprays are packed in aerosol bottles. These pressurized cans, if not recycled, release hazardous components in the air. Scented candles, if are not made from natural wax, release harmful chemicals when burning. You do not want to inhale all that and ruin your romantic candlelight dinner. So be alert when buying fragrances for your romantic evening.
Take away – Buy natural fragrances with safe packaging
These are just a few examples. There are many more Valentine’s Day gifting ideas in the market rising around this time of the year. As a responsible human being we urge you to know the price you pay, and the mother Earth pays for the gift you choose. Hence this Valentine’s day, show your love to the environment while showing it to your loved ones. Share it with green heart if you agree and will implement it henceforth. Let there be just love in the air this Valentine’s day!