The Christmas gift that keeps on giving
Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a wasteful time of excess. According to Repak, Ireland is expected to generate 75,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas. Arekibo are conscientious of the growing climate crisis, recognising we have a responsibility to future generations, as highlighted by activists like Greta Thunberg, this years' TIME person of the year.
Every year Arekibo gives our client’s a gift, usually a bottle (or two!) of wine. However, in our reflection, we have considered that the transportation of wine from a variety of countries to stores, along with delivery to our clients, has a global impact we can’t ignore.
This Christmas, we have decided to take a different approach in our gifts to our clients; we’ve given the gift of a tree. All trees we have gifted are native Irish trees such as willow, alder, birch, holly and sessile oak. Each of the nearly 120 trees purchased will be planted in Lackmore, Co. Clare and will supply enough oxygen for four people per day. Our clients will receive a card which includes the co-ordinates of their tree, if they one day wish to visit. We have found many advantages to gifting trees:
- Reduced packaging waste
- Reduced shipping costs
- Reduced C02 emissions and greenhouse gases in the air
- Restoring habitats for wildlife
- Providing additional oxygen to Ireland, and the planet
We are delighted with the possibility that engaging with Lackmore has given us and we look forward to many more initiatives in the future that help to reduce Arekibo’s carbon footprint. From all of us here at Arekibo, we wish you a very happy Christmas, and a happy and prosperous New Year!