Here is a list of our top 7 tips on how to be eco-friendly throughout this festive period...
Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year, but with all of the excitement comes some serious side effects for our environment. Below is a list that we can all follow to guide us to be more conscious of our planet, not just for Christmas but for all the seasons.
Get creative with gift wrapping
Don’t rush to buy that wrapping paper this year, have a look in your drawers and cupboards to see what simple swaps you can make. Any materials or clothes that you can recycle? Baking paper? Tea towels? Bed sheets? You get the idea…
Let’s get creative here, forage in your garden or on your walks to discover some great ornaments to adorn your home for Christmas. Have a look in your fruit bowl and see if there are any oranges or lemons going spare…
Ditch the plastic when you shop
Take your own reusable bags and buy loose fruits and vegetables where you can.
Recycle your Christmas tree
Real trees are recyclable and can be shredded into chippings which are then used locally in parks or woodland areas. See if your local council or tree supplier will collect your tree or register with initiatives such as Just Helping who will collect your tree while raising money for local charities and hospices.
Buy and support your local food shops and markets
Locally sourced, organic and keeps the small businesses on our streets.
Reduce your food waste
Turn your left over vegetables or meat into a nice hearty stock perfect for the cold months ahead! Add stock to many dishes to add plenty of flavour.
Make your own gifts
Sometimes it’s nice to receive or give a gift that has been made with love… A super fun and creative activity to do solo or with the family (or friends).
Have a very merry Christmas and help save our planet!
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