We continue the long-awaited Marathon Guadalupe-Reyes, inns and wholesale parties, during all this time it is likely that the production of garbage in our homes and workplaces will increase up to 30 percent.
The figures can be even higher, think about it: offerings, gifts, disposable utensils, piñatas, decoration… According to the ecological garbage collection company Seredecom, an average person generates between 0.8 and 1 kilogram of garbage per day in the regular season. While at year-end parties the figure increases to 1.75 kilograms.
Before the holidays, it is important to think about the impact on the environment. Let’s talk clearly, the Godinez meeting ends, which lasted a couple of hours, and the plastic cups and cake plates will remain on the planet for nearly 400 years, which is very important considering that Mexico generates 42 million tons of municipal solid waste per year and only 14 percent is recycled.
The best option is to avoid consumerism and not fall for the marketing campaigns (very successful, by the way) of the season. Now, we live in a capitalist society and we have the option to buy any product, but we can be smart and choose options that fulfill their utilitarian purpose and do not affect or even benefit the planet, for example, biodegradable products that take advantage of biotechnological development.
The Chilean Bioelements, has caused a revolution in the Mexican market with its products that manage to reintegrate into the environment in a maximum of 20 months and more and more companies choose to deliver their products to the final customer in this type of packaging.
Let us consider that the cardboard and paper used in a common way in this season are friendly to the environment, its production is one of the industrial activities with the greatest negative impact due to the fact that in its manufacturing, distribution and consumption process it implies the overexploitation of resources. natural like water and trees. Thus, for every kilo of paper produced, around 3.3 kilograms of CO2 equivalent or carbon dioxide are emitted.
Other options are simple, for example, sending digital invitations instead of traditional paper ones, which is also an opportunity to encourage creativity. Or how about marking your guests’ glasses with their name so they don’t get confused and can be used throughout the night?
There are many options to keep this world a wonderful place.