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Posted on February 10, 2021

Choose to be green this Valentine’s Day

Show your loved one AND the planet how much they mean to you!

As you’re spreading love this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to show the planet some love, too. No matter the giving spirit, there’s always a way to be greener when gifting. Keep these tips in mind while you’re shopping:

Shop Local

If you’re cooking a homemade meal, choose ingredients from local sources. If you have plans to dine out, consider a locally owned and operated restaurant. It feels good supporting your local community and often means your meal has local ties too!

Opt for Intangible Gifts

Give the gift of an experience instead of more stuff. Think of a new activity to try or get a manicure or massage. As a bonus, you could relax and enjoy these options together!

Pick Flowers or Plants That Last

Flowers such as tulip bulbs can be replanted or plants such as air plants will be around to enjoy much longer than traditional cut flowers. If you still want a beautiful bouquet, choose flowers or plants that are in season.

Choose Eco Friendly Packaging

Sometimes big boxes aren’t always necessary and there are options that involve less wrapping such as buying loose candies from a specialty shop. Just remember, candy wrappers of all shapes and sizes go in the garbage!

Recyclable Git Bags and Wrapping Paper (as long as it’s not glittery, shimmery, or shiney)

Keep recycling in mind when shopping for gift bags and wrapping paper. If it glimmers, shimmers, or shines, it is not recyclable and doesn’t belong in your Curb It! cart. With gift bags, keep them around to use again or when it’s time to recycle them, remove the handles first.

Valentine’s Day can be a special day for you and your loved ones but, this year, show the planet some love too!

For more information on what’s recyclable, how to dispose of items, green tips, and more, visit or give us a call at 515.244.0021.