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Make Holiday Memories, Not Garbage

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December 01, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Do you need some help with great gift ideas for that special someone this holiday season?  Why not get creative and give the gift of experience instead of more stuff!  Treat someone to a trip to the spa, start a new hobby with a loved one, re-gift a favorite novel or board game. Or give the gift of experience with ski passes, movie tickets or tickets to a local hockey game?  All these gift ideas help to ‘Make Memories, Not Garbage’.

The Regional District Waste Reduction Office is encouraging residents to reduce waste while celebrating the festive season. Waste Reduction Facilitator Cynthia Coates says, “The ‘Make Memories, Not Garbage’ campaign is festive,  fun, resource friendly, and provides some great gift and wrapping ideas that people may not have thought of that also reduces their holiday waste. “

Here are some other memory making ideas to get you started:

  • Organize a family skate
  • Treat someone to a live performance, sporting event, theatre tickets
  • Offer your dog walking or cat sitting services
  • Sign someone up for a cooking class, or art class
  • Host an amazing dinner for all your friends, using locally grown food

Often when you think back on your fondest memories during the holidays its frequently time spent with family and friends.  Maybe it was making gingerbread houses or other baking together, open houses or cookie exchanges.  Thoughtful gift giving can dramatically reduce the amount of packaging and wrapping that accumulates and can encourage opportunities for us to create new holiday traditions.

Watch for the Make Memories campaign on social media, online, print and TV. You can also watch the ‘Make Memories, Not Garbage’ videos on the Regional District You Tube channel . It’s all in an effort to encourage not making waste in the first place, reducing what comes into and leaves our homes. 

For information on how you can ‘Make Memories, Not Garbage’ this holiday season, visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle, email recycle@cord.bc.ca or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250.


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