Whilst it may be the most wonderful time of the year, unfortunately, the real cost of a Merry Christmas can be devastating for the environment.
From Christmas trees to unwanted packaging, and from greeting cards to unwanted fool, it’s unsurprising that every year, there are millions of tons of waste that get created over the festive period.
With just a few smart and sustainable substitutions, you can help save the plant, and still celebrate in style.
Follow these Four Festive Tips For a More Conscious Christmas
1. Don’t fill the fridge
• Each Christmas, millions of platefuls of food are thrown out.
• To lower festive food wastage, create a shopping list, stick to it, and don’t fall for a food offers.
• Post-Christmas, why not research some recipes for festive leftovers?
2. Give less, give better
• Christmas may be a time of giving (and receiving) but try not to go too consumerism crazy.
• Start considering Christmas as an ideal time to exercise your spending power wisely, and give a meaningful gift.
• Why not gift an experience, or source a secondhand item? You’ll be surprised at what you can find.
3. Recycle, reuse or reduce your wrapping paper
• Each Christmas, people discard millions of rolls of (non-recyclable) sticky tape and throws away tons of wasted wrapping paper.
• Why not save your wrapping paper, and use the following year?
• Alternatively, you could invest in reusable wrapping paper, purchase recyclable brown paper, or use unwanted materials.
4. Get crafty this Christmas
• Why not consider welcoming your loved ones with a lovingly handmade gift?
• You could upcycle a second-hand item, or follow a DIY guide online.
• Not only will this make your present more personalized, but it’ll all lessen the number of items send to landfill.