Top 3 Ways to Have a Zero Waste Valentine’s Day

Heart made out of plants

For many, Valentine’s Day is the season for roses, plush toys, and chocolate-covered strawberries, but also a season of waste. Rubbish bins are filled with plastic wrapping from sweet treats, gift boxes, and flowers. So let’s change things up this year! Here are some tips on how you can achieve a zero-waste Valentine’s Day, and show Mother Earth some love!
Breakfast in Bed


If food is the way to your partner’s heart, start your Valentine’s Day right with the most important meal of the day – breakfast. Whip up some classic breakfast favourites such as pancakes, french toast or scrambled eggs, and bring the hotel breakfast vibes straight to your bedroom! What’s more, you get to lower your carbon footprint as these dishes are generally meat-free and can be made with locally sourced ingredients.

Or, if you’d rather skip past the dirty dishes in the sink, how about these lovely heart-shaped mixed berries and Lotus biscoff mini cheesecakes to have a decadent and romantic treat to start the day.

Put together a scrapbook


If you haven’t thought about what to gift your partner this Valentine’s, how about doing a simple arts and crafts project together? A scrapbook doesn’t need to be complicated. You can include your favourite photos together, jot down key moments in your relationship, or write down some attributes of your partner that you absolutely adore.

Additionally, scrapbooking presents a great opportunity as a zero-waste activity! You can do so by making use of magazine or newspaper clippings, and perhaps some pressed dried flowers for a rustic feel. Now that’s how you sustain a loving relationship.

Whip up a home-cooked meal


Although a picnic at the beach presents a strong contender, nothing beats going through the vigour of preparing your partner a delicious home-cooked meal. This way, you can help reduce packaging waste from takeaways, emissions from delivery riders, and minimise food waste as you have complete control over the food portions! Additionally, if you’d like to ramp up the romance, try having a bottle of wine or beer to pair with your home-cooked meal. After all, they do say that alcohol makes the heart beat faster, right?

Head over to our website and filter to ‘Alcohol’ to see some unique wines and beers!

Try incorporating these tips into your Valentine’s Day this year, and let us know how it went in the comments below!

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