It is holiday season and here at ibox Packaging we love the holidays! We are very environmentally conscious with our operations, and in the spirit of the holidays we wanted to give a few tips on how to get ready for the festivities by celebrating in an environmentally conscious manner.
Every one loves giving and receiving presents. The whole experience is very rewarding, from picking out the perfect gift, the perfect wrapping paper, and the perfect card to go with it. However, one thing we don’t really think about is the amount of waste we generate during the holiday season. One of our tips to reduce waste and have a greener celebration is to look for wrapping paper, or boxes made from recycled materials and to ensure that they are recyclable. Another suggestion is to re-use bows, gift bags, use ties instead of tape, and to look for gifts with environmentally friendly packaging.
For lighting, having the perfect lit house will make your home stand out from others in the block. A great way to do this is to use LED bulbs, which will not only save energy, but will also save you money on your energy bill. Also, since LED lights do not have filament, they do not burn and stay cool to the touch. To avoid wasting energy, it is a good idea to turn the lights off when you are going to bed. If everyone is sleeping, no one will see the pretty lights outside, or inside your house.
And most importantly, if you receive presents wrapped, or packaged with recyclable materials, make sure you recycle them. From the ibox Packaging team, have a happy holidays!