Strip off and take to the streets
Going naked isn’t just something you have to keep to your own home. Branch out from bathing and explore loads of other options to treat your Valentine this year.
Tiny Leaf is London’s first zero waste restaurant. It serves vegetarian and vegan food which is cooked up using surplus organic stock from various fruit and vegetable suppliers. They will be moving locations soon but are still currently taking table bookings.
Instead of flowers which are grown using all kinds of nasty of pesticides, shipped from all over the world and typically come wrapped in lots of non-recyclable plastic, why don’t you gift a potted plant? It will last much longer than cut flowers and a handpicked pot or planter will make your special someone think of you every time they see it. Succulents or cacti are great options as they are sturdy and low-maintenance but can still be very pretty and decorative. For something a bit different, why not gift someone an air plant and a pretty wire “planter” to display it in?
How about handmade? Nothing beats it. Recycle old jars by washing and sterilising them in very hot water and use them as reusable packaging for homemade treats. Why not make some chocolates or put together a pre-made cookie mix in a cute jar to bake together? For an alternative to edible treats, you could play around and make your own custom-made tea blend if they are a hot beverage fan, make your own soy candles or put together a mini sewing kit for those who are oh sew lovely.
So whether you’re looking to treat somebody special or treat yourself (because self-love is important after all), Valentine’s Day needn’t be a messy affair. Strip off, go naked and do your world a good deed with a zero waste gift this year.