5 tips to make your Black Friday Green

5 tips to make your Black Friday Green


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Consumer habits are beginning to reflect a more eco-conscious attitude to spending. You can still shop 'til you drop with our 5 tips to make your Black Friday Green!

It’s been a growing phenomenon that keen saving seekers look forward to every year. It’s fair to say that most people love a bargain, but mass consumerism comes with a hefty price tag for the planet. The “out with the old and in with the new” mentality can lead to wasteful purchases and more going to landfills than usual. But don't panic! Read on for mindfulness at the mall. Sustainable shopping solutions for eco-conscious consumers.

1. Local deals for local people!

Shopping with smaller, independent businesses is a greener way to shop until you drop. Not only will you help support the local community but locally produced goods are more eco-conscious than huge brands and don’t have the extra shipping to worry about. 

2. Everyone loves an old bag. 

The simplest way to keep your spending spree a little greener! Reuse those old plastic bags, tote bags and bags for life when you hit the high street. The more bags you take the more goodies you can fit in them!

3. Go all-in online!

If you want to take advantage of some online deals (perhaps a whopping 25% off selected Truthpaste single jars?), offset the carbon footprint by looking for ethical companies. Cruelty-free and zero-waste options are becoming more readily available. At Truthpaste we've partnered with Tree Sisters and have pledged to plant 2 two trees with every Green Friday purchase which is made! There are some great Green offers out there. Get searching for the ones which really mean something to you.

4. Less haste, less waste!

Ok, this one is HARD if you love a bargain. Resist the urge to impulse buy. It’s easy to get swept up in the whirl of consumerism, which can lead to unwanted or unused purchases going to waste. Keep your feet on the ground and your eye on your bank balance and try to get those all-important steal deals on the things that you need, rather than what you think you want. 

5. Swap ‘til you drop

Use this as an opportunity to make your home an eco haven. Look for deals on eco swaps like LED lights, energy-saving tech and plastic-free alternatives to your kitchen or bathroom. This isn’t just good for the environment, it will also save you on those energy bills. It’s a money saver that keeps on saving you!

 

Don't let consumerism consume you with guilt! With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s not unusual to want to splurge a bit. It's also not a crime to decide you want to treat yourself or someone close to you with a cheeky little bargain. So get out there and treat yourself this Friday. Prove to the world that Black Friday can be Green!

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