Welcome back to our Zero Food Waste Series, where we share how you can save your dollars and the planet! 🌎
Join Educator Ella as she shares how we can reduce food waste and cut down on holiday plastics!🎄
Did you know tinsel garland is plastic-based and therefore takes at least 450 years to decompose in a landfill!? 🤯
Let’s make this holiday season eco-friendly by creating our own garlands from leftover citrus peels! 🍋
💚Collecting Citrus Peels:
Save the peels from your juiced and consumed citruses.
💚Preparing Citrus Peels:
Remove what's left from the inside, leaving just the citrus peels.
Select the cookie cutter shape of your choice and cut out shapes from the peels.
Using a toothpick or a needle, poke a hole in the citrus shapes.
💚Drying the peel:
Let the peels air dry for 1 day.
💚Assembling the Garland:
Choose material for attaching citrus shapes, such as thread, yarn, twine, etc and thread through the holes.
Wrap your finished garland around your Christmas tree, hang from fairy lights or use as a wall display! 🤩
♻️When you are done with your citrus peel garland, remember to compost the dried peel and re-use the string!
How are you reducing your waste this holiday season?