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Conscious Christmas is on Trend

Conscious Christmas is on Trend

Pinterest 2018 top 10 search results have confirmed a conscious Christmas is on trend this year.

Biome is really excited to see that the top search results on Pinterest this year include zero waste Christmas décor ideas, upcycled ornaments and zero waste gift wrapping, Pinterest top search results show people are opting for a more sustainable Christmas this year.

Pinterest top 10 Christmas trends for 2018 include:

  1. Layered front door mats

  2. Creative table napkins

  3. Letterboard menus

  4. Holiday card display

  5. Christmas tree collars

  6. Upcycled ornaments

  7. DIY copper menorah

  8. Zero waste gift wrapping

  9. Asymmetrical holiday wreaths

  10. Fairy lights

According to Pinterest, searches for upcycled ornaments have increased by more than 300 per cent, and searches for zero waste gift wrapping have risen by 75 per cent in the lead up to Christmas.

Biome's  own Tracey Bailey is excited about the increased interest of a zero waste Christmas.

Christmas is considered the most wonderful time of the year for most Australians, but it’s a grim story for the environment with rubbish volumes increasing dramatically during this period from gift wrapping and cards, excess food, decorations and unwanted gifts  under the Christmas Tree.

According to international aid agency CARE Australia, Australians use more than 150,000 kilometres of wrapping paper during the festive season.

Furoshiki is the Japanese art of wrapping fabric. It’s been used for over 1200 years and is a zero waste alternative to Christmas wrapping paper. (Or consider Bees Wax Wraps!) 

Tracey Bailey said that it’s great to see more people searching on Pinterest for different ways they can upcycle their Christmas ornaments instead of discarding them and purchasing new ones. The type of plastic most Christmas ornaments are made from takes hundreds of years to break down in landfill.

"You can give them a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint or new string, and make them sparkle with plastic-free biodegradable glitter."

Images: Wreath - Paper & Stitch, via Pinterest | 
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