Did you know that 1 in 5 gifts go to landfill? No, me neither and what a shocking statistic that is. Landfills were one of the earliest forms of waste management but as they have developed, they’ve become a major source of pollution- some are equivalent in weight to three and a half million double-decker buses, a queue of which would go around the world two and a half times!
We have big plans at needi. We’re on a mission to reduce waste and strengthen relationships by helping everyone buy better gifts that their loved ones actually want! I know what you’re thinking, how much impact can the gift industry have on the environment? Well, let’s start with a simple pair of unwanted Pj’s and some of the UK’s most purchased and favourite Christmas gifts:
Creating a pair of pyjamas wastes 50% of the usable material, uses 20,000 litres of water (a UK household of 2 would use this amount of water in 2 and a half months) and releases 1.8kg of CO2. Here you can also see the same impact from hats, scarfs, and the classic Christmas jumper. As a comparison, the average petrol car on the road in the UK produces the equivalent of 0.18kg of CO2 every kilometre. Those are some scary statistics!
A simple, yet effective change we can make, is to start buying gifts people WANT and NEED. Not only has this been proven, to enhance relationships, well-being and happiness (more to come on this in our future blogs), it also protects our planet.
At some point in our lives, we’ve all been guilty of faking a big ‘I’m smiling so hard my face hurts’ grin and thanking someone for a gift that is most likely heading straight to the back of our cupboards or worse, simply thrown away. needi ends these unnecessarily awkward moments, finding the perfect gift that you or your giftee actually want and need.
Want to know who needi is and how we can make you the BEST Gifter and happiest Giftee?
Well, needi is an intelligent gift matching marketplace (the match.com of the gifting world if you will!). We remove the stress of finding the perfect gift, whether it’s a toddler's birthday, a special anniversary or something for that super-hard-to-buy-for-person in your life (we all know them!). With needi’s gift matching service, you simply leave it to the experts, (that’s us!) who will find you the perfect gift, tailored to your loved one. It’s like having your own, personal gift shopper!
Don’t just take it from me, try it for FREE on our website today!
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“The simple acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer”- Mahatma Gandhi