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Eid Celebrations: Gifting sustainably and plastic free

The Environment Agency’s third poster providing hints and tips on ways to reduce avoidable plastic waste is now available for download below.

These posters have been jointly created by the agency’s plastics and sustainability team, supported by colleagues from the Islamic faith, BAME and Plastic Champions employee networks.

Rayhela Ahmed-Monju, from the Environment Agency’s Islamic Fellowship lead, said: “Celebrating Eid is always one of the highlights of my year. These Eid resources and ideas show that having fun and celebrating special times can be done in ways that promote sustainability and reduce waste. These are just some of the ways we can help make positive changes which go beyond Eid and can be implemented every day so we are kinder to our planet.”

Environment Agency project lead Claire Horrocks said: “In the past we’ve focused on sustainable behaviour changes during Christian-based festivals, such as Christmas and Easter. As an organisation, we strive to be inclusive and want to also reflect the diverse communities we serve in our public engagement work.

“Sharing ideas for sustainable celebrations is a positive way to reach a cross-section of people, to inspire changes that will benefit the environment, our well-being and future generations. Regardless of faith, everyone will be able to learn from the messages in these posters and use the handy hints and tips in their day to day lives.”