The environmental impact of Christmas

On these very important dates, in each country the Christmas festivities are celebrated, or what is the same; an increase in consumption, exchange of gifts and welcome a new year with family and friends. This represents a great environmental impact as a consequence of irresponsible and unsustainable consumption, generation of garbage, waste of water, energy and mainly the irrational use of natural resources, causing deterioration of ecosystems and the environment.

From here we are going to give a series of tips that should be followed to try to mitigate this impact:

– Recycle, especially on holidays, garbage increases 20-25% compared to the average.

– Save energy, gas and electricity consumption during these dates is skyrocketing.

– Sustainable food consumption. According to the UN, ¾ parts of the food produced per year is wasted.

– Reduce the environmental impact of gifts and toys, for this it is preferable that they be “green” products.

– Manage water responsibly.

This year the environmental impact may be less due to the extraordinary situation we are living in, but it is still a time in which our planet suffers the irresponsible consequences of the population. Defeder promotes awareness of a celebration of parties that allows reducing the waste of electricity and environmental pollution in natural resources, where citizens must assume a change of conduct, attitudes and behaviors during these Christmas times. In other words, promoting an ecological Christmas every year, in order to care for and conserve the environment.