Baltic Approaches to Handling Plastic Pollution under a Circular Economy Context

Celebrate Christmas in a more sustainable and eco-friendly manner

09 January 2024
During Christmas celebrations, conscious choices can lead to a lighter ecological footprint!
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On the 13 and 15 of December, we organized sustainable Christmas Days at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. On these days we offered interactive workshops for the students of the university and pupils from a nearby school to learn about how to approach the challenge of finding sustainable practices to minimize waste and reduce plastic consumption.

Christmas is traditionally a feast holiday, but having a more sustainable one doesn’t mean we have to enjoy less – it’s more about being conscious of what we are buying, how we can (re-)use resources wisely, what product we are consuming, which products can be recycled and upcycled.

The participants of the event had the opportunity to embrace the spirit of sustainability by engaging in the creation of waste-free decorations, including ornaments crafted from orange peels, origami stars made of recycled paper, and the opportunity to create a sustainable Christmas tree, among other eco-friendly ideas.

Having a sustainable and environmentally friendly Christmas is not only affordable but also very effortless to implement. Throughout these workshops about sustainable Christmas, the project BALTIPLAST spread awareness and helped students to make more environmentally conscious and sustainable choices on how to celebrate the winter holidays.