Whether you’re spending the day with a loved one or treating yourself to a nice day with a friend, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we think any notable tradition at the moment is a good excuse to make it an extra special day.
So we’ve compiled a list of our top ideas to make this Valentines Day memorable whilst creating zero waste.
What does zero waste actually mean? The short answer: to send nothing to landfill! The slightly longer answer: working towards the long-term goal of a circular economy with the intention of having a positive impact on the planet. This can include anything from preventing waste from being produced, to reducing excess waste to finding everyday alternatives that can be reused.
Valentine's Day can produce so much excess waste. A box of chocolates has lots of additional packaging or out of season red roses being shipped over from overseas creating a huge carbon footprint.
There are so many great gift alternatives out there supporting local artisans producing close to zero waste to accompany a fun day spent with a friend or loved one.
Make A Meal Of It
Plants & Flowers
Wrapped with love (and recycled materials)
At BEEN London, we combine innovation with local skills and heritage to create thoughtful products designed with functionality and durability in mind. Beyond using only recycled materials, you may notice that our bags consist of only square and rectangular panels - this produces close to no waste at all. Every piece is made entirely by hand in one of the last remaining East London leather workshops and on average has a carbon footprint 10 times smaller than a high street equivalent. ‘Waste’ is only waste if no one uses it and through imagination and innovation, BEEN London gives used materials a second life.
Fall in love with our Valentine's Day edit