MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🎄 Or is it?
It definitely is for the UK economy, this gift-buying season is filled with overconsumption and a LOT of spending, with an estimated industry value of £42 billion in the UK alone.
Although this is awesome for the economy, environmentalists argue that Christmas is an environmental disaster.
Wastefulness and ways to reduce it
We consume 80% more food during Christmas. Per household, we spend an average of over £174 on food for just one day. We bin 230,000 tonnes of uneaten food.
Don't get tempted by all of the supermarket offers. Come on now, do you really need that many mince pies?
In the UK 8 million trees are cut down each year for Christmas... The carbon footprint of a real tree is less than a plastic tree. However, if you reuse it every year then it'll end up being more environmentally friendly.
The best option is to go tree-less. A friend of mine made a tree using her books and Christmas cards and it looks amazing!
All the pretty packaging and wrapping paper is tossed aside generating over 125,000 tonnes of plastic per year (Not so merry for our oceans). By March, children will have broken or gotten bored of 41% of toys bought for them.
Switching to standard paper that can go straight in the recycling bin is much better for the environment.
Proptee Gift Card
We are releasing Proptee gift cards that can be used to invest in property on our app. This is a gift that keeps on giving, by investing in an asset that can keep growing.
This is an alternative eco-friendly gift that you can give to your friends and family. A paperless, plastic-free gift that can grow over time.
How does it work?
Visit the Proptee shop.
- You can purchase a general gift card or a specific property gift card (coming soon).
- We'll email you a PDF gift card with a unique code that you can send to your loved ones.
- Ask your lucky recipient to download the Proptee app, sign up and redeem the gift.
But the app isn't out yet?
Keep your eyes peeled, we've got some announcements to make sooner than you think. 👀
Make sure to follow us on Twitter @PropteeApp to stay ahead of the curve.
We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🎄🎁
-Saad & the Proptee team ❤️