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Green Hack: shopping habits

Re-gift unwanted presents!


Re-gifting unwanted presents

This might be considered rude in some societies, but re-gifting unwanted presents is a great way to minimise unnecessary consumption and waste.

If you've been gifted a lovely present that you know you really don't need or will use, show that item some love by gifting it on to someone who will make better use of it. This reduces your consumption buying new unnecessary gifts, and prevents that gift being wasted by going to landfill or being left unused in the back of your cupboard.

By doing this more, we can chip away at the societal norms of gift-giving and make it more acceptable to give, and be given, re-gifted items.

Tell us if you'd be happy to receive a re-gifted gift with the hashtag #GreenHacks and tag us!