Sustainable Black Friday
Black Friday has become more extreme each year, since it first hit the UK. Black Friday has turned into a day that promotes extreme shopping with encouragement to over spend and it naturally takes a toll on the environment.
This year, we want to bring attention to this and promote a greener and more sustainable Black Friday, where the focus is to shop products which are environmentally friendly and do good by supporting charity. But why do we still participate in Black Friday then? Well because even customers who believe in a more sustainable approach, should have the option to purchase a few gifts and selected items you really need at a good price.
Perky Peach products are made environmentally conscious and produced in a way that reduce’s water waste and energy. We only use recycled polyester, bamboo and certified fabrics. All our packaging is recycled. From the recycled paper our products are wrapped in to the recycled box or compostable bags that we ship the products in.
Here are our top tips on how you can participate in a more green and sustainable Black Friday this year.
Don't overdo it. Think minimalistic. Don't just buy everything only to return half of it. Make a list, buy what you need and stop there. There is no need to be wasteful and it makes your shopping more effective to give you a chance to enjoy the extra time you will have by being quick and sticking to the plan you set.
Buy gifts that are sustainably made both with regards to production and packaging. More companies are producing and packaging more sustainably than ever before, encourage and support that by purchasing those products this year. By giving a sustainable gift you are also spreading the word about the importance and awesomeness of sustainable living.
Bring Your Own Bags
A huge amount of plastic is used when it comes to holiday shopping, especially when shopping at different stores, so bring your own reusable bags!
When shopping online, shop with companies who ship their products with sustainable packaging and bundles your packages. Meaning that you receive your products in one package and not in numerous different packages. Additionally, check to see if the packaging that the products are sent in are made from recycled material.
Recycle or Donate
If you are shopping for yourself this Black Friday then consider recycling/donating. For each product you buy, donate at least one thing from your wardrobe that you don't use anymore. Maybe even go crazy and donate 3 or 4 things for each piece you buy. Again think minimalistic.