Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

Helena Bennett Thoughtful festivities

This year, why not have a Christmas that doesn’t cost the Earth?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s also the most wasteful time of the year. Mountains of packaging, wrapping paper, food, and unused gifts pile up during the festive season, so much of which is never given a second thought. What’s supposed to be a time for love and peace doesn’t seem to apply to the state of our planet. According to the waste management company, Biffa, Brits create 30 per cent more landfill waste at Christmas than we do any other time of year. On top of that, there are approximately 17.2 million uneaten Brussel sprouts and 1 billion Christmas cards bought (Unilever) during this time. Christmas seems to cause a waste pandemic that we can’t break free from.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Be Kind - December 2019
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - December 2019
$3.99
Or 399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.33 per issue
SAVE
67%
Was $26.99
Now $15.99
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.83 per issue
SAVE
29%
$16.99
Or 1699 points

View Issues

About Be Kind

Hello, Looking back over 2019, if there is one person who has made their presence and message known, it’s Greta Thunberg. The passionate girl who skipped school to protest climate change has seen unprecedented media attention and created a movement bigger than anyone could have expected. At the tender age of 16 years old, she has achieved more than most will in their lifetimes. But she’s not the only one standing up for what they believe in and creating positive change. This issue we have rounded up some of our heroes of the past year, from Leonardo DiCaprio to Genesis Butler, and we are so grateful to these people for using their platforms for good. But it isn’t just the big names that need celebrating. Since the start of Be Kind, we have given the spotlight to the smaller, but no less significant, names doing their bit to improve the planet and the lives of those on it. We have met some truly wonderful, selfless people who work tirelessly to create a better world. So, to all the brilliant beings setting up and running zero-waste shops, to the soup kitchens making sure homeless people receive a hot meal, to the lift sharers, the litter pickers, the plastic-free period campaigners, the animal lovers, the bee protectors, the food-waste fighters, the cruelty-free cosmetic brands, and all those trying to put a smile on the faces of those having a rough time, we thank you. The time you give up, the things you do and the messages you share make a real difference. And kindness is catching, so let’s keep spreading joy into 2020. Have a very merry Christmas, Phillipa Editor