Try and avoid buying all the Valentines day, plastic wrapped cards especially the ones with glitter on. How about sending a E card instead? Did you know campaigners are calling on the government to ban the sale of glitter because it contains micro plastics that can harm marine life https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47685424
Have a good look at the chocolate you buy maybe look for Fair trade organic chocolate and check the packaging is recyclable. While having a look online I came across this company based in the UK https://chocolateandlove.com/pages/reforestation
Do not buy gifts for the sake of it. How about looking for a gift experience, gift voucher for a local café or may be a plant instead of the bunch of flowers.
Try and shop local and independent.
I understand receiving and giving gifts is important to some people, however there are other ways to show someone you care. Here are a few suggestions…
How about a nice home cooked meal?
Running a bath for your partner to relax in.
Or maybe a massage.
So, in conclusion we could all do our part to contribute positively to our plant. Why not start on the day of love. Let us show the planet how much we love her!