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Doing handicrafts rather than ordering things

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We order most of our gifts in the Internet these days. However, we could be making wonderful new things ourselves out of the various materials and cardboard used as packaging for the things we order. Furniture, toys, home decor items – the Internet is full of craft ideas and instructions. And, as a result, you not only share good times with your loved ones but also save money and valuable resources.


  • 25 million

    Germans order Christmas gifts in the Internet

  • 244 kg

    of paper and cardboard are used by each German per year

  • 80%

    of German corrugated cardboard is made
    with recycled materials

Sources

  • Peter Unfried, author of the book "Öko" and main reporter of "the taz", the Berlin daily newspaper.

    My son said: "I want a Macbook, a smartphone, and a meal at McDonald's." I said: "Listen, this time I'm going to give you time rather than stuff." Furious, he screamed: "Then I'm going to find myself a new dad." But it worked out in the end.

    Peter Unfried, author of the book "Öko" and main reporter of "the taz", the Berlin daily newspaper. Öko
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