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8 Tips for a Planet Friendly Christmas

8 Tips for a Planet Friendly Christmas

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With everything going on over the festive period it’s easy to succumb to convenience and forget to spare a thought for the planet. But it doesn’t have to ruin the fun! We’ve put together some top tips for a fantastic yet planet-friendly Christmas. 

  1. Swat up on the best Christmas tree – Look into the most sustainable tree you can get for your budget, and look locally to reduce your carbon footprint. Once the festive period is over, make sure you dispose of your tree properly. Check your council website for information on collections.

  2. Make your own – Where possible, make your own Christmas items. You could make cards, and decorate scrap paper, or use newspaper or old magazine pages. Add some ribbon and a sprig of holly for a festive touch. Did you know that your Treatbox is 100% recyclable?

  3. Go Crackers – Crackers are one of the main culprits for single-use plastic items. Look for crackers with zero waste items, or even better, make your own!

  4. Make your Christmas dinner go further – Waste not want not! Before you start doing the  Christmas food shop, make a list of what you actually need, and only buy what’s on the list. Christmas is one of the best times for leftovers, as you can have cold meat suppers, and make soup or broth for example.

  5. Presents and food light on the packaging – When you’re shopping be mindful of the plastic that gifts are packaged in. You could weigh up whether it is better to buy individual items rather than a set for example, depending on the plastic used. It’s also a good idea to think carefully about the items you buy, and whether the person will need or actually use the gift you buy them.

  6. Take reusable bags Christmas shopping – Be sure to pack those reusable bags for your Christmas shopping trips! You’ll save your pennies and won’t be adding to the collection of plastic bags every household seems to accumulate!

  7. Avoid disposable cutlery and crockery – Hosting a Christmas party? Try to use reusable cutlery and crockery rather than single-use. The washing up will be finished before you know it!

  8. Give away gifts you don’t want – So the festive period is over, and you’ve received some items that you’re not too fussed about. Avoid just throwing them in the bin. Clothes and accessories can go on Vinted or Depop, or have a search on social media for free groups for items you just want to get rid of, without selling. After all, one man’s trash is another man treasure!

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