Christmas is coming! Whilst this is a joyous season for many, it can also be one filled with excess and I don’t just mean eating one too many mince pies. It’s that time of year when Instagram is filled with celeb families in matching festive pjs and we attend sparkly parties which seem to demand endless new outfits.
But all this has an impact on our environment. In 2019, environmental charity Hubbub predicted that 12 million new Christmas jumpers would be purchased in the UK that year and two in five would be worn just once during the festive season. What’s more, 95% of Christmas jumpers contain plastic, adding to the plastic pollution crisis. This festive overconsumption is contributing to climate change and creating a lot of waste.