Like any consumer-driven Holiday in the west, Valentine's Day has become an excessive and wasteful celebration. While trying to express our love for friends, family and partners, we litter the planet with non-recyclable candy wrappers, take away containers carrying the dinner we couldn't finish and stock the shelves of our landfills by purchasing unnecessary cheap trinkets that will inevitably fall apart. And the consequences of our wasteful celebrations are felt intensely by the planet's waterways.
This Valentine's Day, let's show our love for the water by making an effort to waste less. Here are some tips for a waste-free Valentine's Day: