The festive season generates untold waste, which is why we should keep the consumerism to a minimum. Photo: Shutterstock The festive season generates untold waste, which is why we should keep the consumerism to a minimum. Photo: Shutterstock
The festive season generates untold waste, which is why we should keep the consumerism to a minimum. Photo: Shutterstock
Ed Peters
Opinion

Opinion

Ed Peters

Christmas is taking a toll on the environment: I’m no Scrooge, but let’s cut back

  • The argument for 24 hours of enforced merriment, rather than months on end
  • From food waste and plastic packaging to electricity, the environmental impact of the festive season is huge

The festive season generates untold waste, which is why we should keep the consumerism to a minimum. Photo: Shutterstock The festive season generates untold waste, which is why we should keep the consumerism to a minimum. Photo: Shutterstock
The festive season generates untold waste, which is why we should keep the consumerism to a minimum. Photo: Shutterstock
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Ed Peters

Ed Peters

Ed Peters is one of Asia's most experienced travel writers, and has reported for the Post from every continent except Antarctica.