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Wishing for a low-waste Christmas and a sustainable new year

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Updated December 25, 2017 15:14:55 Photo: These Christmas hampers come without any plastic wrapping. (ABC News: Hayley Roman) Whether it's food, alcohol or gifts, the holiday season is typically a time of excess. But there is a growing appetite for a low-waste Christmas. Perth's malls have been packed with last-minute shoppers, yet among them was change. "No wrapping paper this year," one shopper said. She planned to give people their gifts simply as purchased. Another shopper said he was trying to limit plastic bags, and any Christmas leftovers would go into his compost pile. "I don't like buying things we already have so they have to wait until they break," said another. Outside supermarkets, trolleys were filled with a mix of plastic and reusable bags, while some customers walked out with items in their arms. Photo: Retailers say reusable coffee cups are high on wish lists this year. (ABC News:...
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