ZERO WASTE CULTURE
How we are helping one gift at a time
By Christine Langdon
Just because somethings 'always been that way', doesn't mean we can't or shouldn't change it - especially where waste is involved. Gift giving is a deeply engrained part of our culture but it is littered with waste! From gift production to packaging, shipping, wrapping and ultimately disposal - often for things that aren't wanted or needed or may never be used. The Good Registry set up to solve this problem by giving people an easy alternative to traditional gifts - gift registries and gift cards where all the money goes to charities instead on consumer goods. The gift is the joy of giving - the 'recipient' is able to choose the charity or charities they'd like to give to, and to know that they and their givers are contributing to a more sustainable world with zero waste gifting. (Our gift cards are electronic so no waste there either!). In two and a half years since we started The Good Registry we've given thousands of people the experience of wasting less and giving more. We've replaced 12,500 physical gifts and raised $380,000 for good. We've been used by small kids, big corporates, small businesses, grandparents and more...
The Good Registry
Christine Langdon is co-founder and Chief of Good at The Good Registry - a social giving platform that’s contributing to a world with more kindness and less waste.
She says gift giving is a deeply engrained part of our culture but it is littered with waste, from gift production to packaging, shipping, wrapping and ultimately disposal - often for things that aren't wanted or needed or may never be used. The Good Registry is out to make gift giving good again! It does this by giving people simple ways to donate to their favourite causes in lieu of physical gifts.