Because partying hard doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
We’ve all been there… it’s Sunday morning; you’ve woken up fully clothed, minus a solitary shoe that you’re unlikely to see again; and you can’t quite understand why suddenly daylight is brain-achingly brighter, there’s no saliva left in your mouth and you can’t seem to shake that horrible anxiety of last night’s antics.
Hangover anxiety – or “The Fear” as it’s been dubbed by the masses – is the sense that you have done yourself some lasting damage after a night of drinking. Its key symptoms are an unexplainable feeling that you may have offended/inappropriately touched/embarrassed yourself in front of someone the night before and a genuine sense of dread when trying to remember your dance moves/pearls of wisdom imparted to strangers/how much money you spent.
So we’ve found a few ways you can drink a bit more planet-friendly in the hopes that at least when that hangover hits the next day you’ll know you’ve done something good for Mother Earth…
There’s nothing quite like a cold pint after a long week. And our vote goes to Heiniken (and not just for their bubbly deliciousness). The Dutch beer company minimises the quantity of non-recyclable waste produced (ensuring that co-products are sold on for use) and are a dab hand at recycling too.
They get an extra special high five for their valiant green efforts during the Olympics too.
The gin’s distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire is now the first distillery and first refurbishment to hit ‘Outstanding’ in a sustainability measure. They’ve done this by installing a few very eco-friendly measures such as solar panels, a bio-fuelled boiler and a 6kW hydro-electric water wheel powered from the River Test which flows through the site.
The bottle may be blue but what’s inside is very green indeed!
Wine without the whine
We love lying on the beach in the summer sunshine, but we hate rolling over into someone else’s old crisp packets or cigarette butts. That’s why we’re fully behind Barefoot Wine’s initiative to clean up Britain’s beaches.
In a bid to keep the world’s beaches “barefoot friendly, they’ve held over 75 cleanups, removing more than two tons of trash with the help of more than 2,000 volunteers in the past three years.
Rubbish-free beaches in the UK mean there’s less need to hop on a plane to top up your tan, which’ll give your pocket (and the planet) a break. Oh, and their wine isn’t half bad either. Chin chin!
Now that’s what we call drinking responsibly! Just in case you do wake up with a post-drinking headache you cannot shift, check out our top tips on how to cure a hangover now. And here’s the trailer for the new Hangover Part III movie just in case you haven’t seen it yet…
Here comes the science bit…
GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…
Pic: PA Images.