How can Santa make Christmas more sustainable? – open thread

December 25, 2014 at 12:06 am Leave a comment

Santa’s mission is to spread joy, but ­his business model isn’t keeping up with the times.

With millions of toys to distribute in one day, his supply chain is a mess. All the resources, carbon emissions and waste associated with Christmas led King’s College professor Raymond Bryant to call the holiday “the world’s greatest annual environmental disaster” (pdf). And some critics claim the candy Santa gives out is contributing to child obesity.

Meanwhile, Santa’s north pole operations are at risk from melting Arctic ice and from resource scarcity, even as a growing population increases the global demand for toys.

What’s a jolly old elf to do?

Read one solution HERE.

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Entry filed under: Business, Health/Wellness, Waste.

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