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Sustainable Holiday Guide: Simple Ways to Reduce Waste This Festive Season

Sustainable Holiday Guide: Simple Ways to Reduce Waste This Festive Season

At COPAR, we're passionate about creating a world where packaging never becomes waste or pollution. That's why we are excited to share our Sustainable Holiday Guide, packed with tips to help you reduce your environmental footprint and make this holiday season joyful and sustainable.

From mindful gift-giving to planet-friendly decorations, this guide has everything you need to celebrate responsibly and make conscious choices that minimise waste.

Sustainable Holiday Guide: 7 Tips & Tricks

Embrace homemade gifts:

Consider using reusable materials to wrap your homemade gifts and get creative with newspaper, cloth bags, scarves, or already available decorative boxes. Not only is this eco-friendly, but it also adds a personal touch to your presents.

Invest in reusable items:

Invest in reusable water bottles, coffee mugs, and shopping bags. This will help you avoid single-use plastics, which are a major source of waste. Use reusable food containers instead of plastic wrap to store leftovers and snacks.

Upcycle and repurpose: 

Get creative and give new life to old items. For example, you can turn old jars into glasses or vases, or old fabric scraps into gift bags or tote bags. Shop at thrift stores and flea markets for unique and affordable finds that you can upcycle or repurpose.

Plan your meals: 

Consider taking some time to plan your meals for the week ahead. This will help you avoid impulse purchases at the grocery store and reduce food waste. Get creative with utilising ingredients already in your pantry.


This holiday season, reduce waste by composting your food scraps and compostable packaging. This creates nutrient-rich soil for your plants and reduces methane emissions from landfills. You can start a compost bin at home or look for a local community composting program. COPAR's compostable wheat straw packaging makes it easy to turn your food scraps and packaging into nutrient-rich soil. Explore our range here. Our fibre packaging is currently undergoing certification for both home and industrial compostability in Australia. 

Ditch the plastic: 

Let's embrace eco-friendly choices by reducing our use of single-use plastics whenever we can. Consider sustainable alternatives to plastic bags, straws, cutlery, and water bottles. Choose products that are packaged in recyclable or compostable materials.

Get crafty: 

Get creative and make your own holiday decorations, such as ornaments, wreaths, and garlands. You can use natural materials like pinecones, branches, and dried citrus slices, or upcycle old items into new decorations.

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By incorporating these easy and practical tips into our celebrations, we can enjoy a festive season that is not only memorable but also eco-friendly. Small changes add up, and collectively, we can make a positive difference in minimising waste during the holidays.

Wishing you all a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kindly be advised that our office will be closed for the holiday season from December 20, 2023 to January 2, 2024.