Christmas is a time of joy, and also of excess. Make your Christmas celebrations more eco-friendly with these suggestions.
- Quality not quantity
Instead of buying boxes and boxes of plastic decorations, opt for top quality classic ones that you will able to use year after year.
- Sustainable trees
If you choose a Christmas tree, consider buying a potted one that can be planted after the holidays. Artificial trees should be durable and able to be used for many years.
- Mindful gift giving
Give thoughtful, high-quality personalised gifts that people will truly love. Consider experiences or handmade items.
- Support sustainable brands
When shopping for gifts, look for products from companies committed to eco-friendly practices.
- Wrap it right
Collect paper throughout the year, from brown paper supermarket bags to colourful magazine pages, to use for wrapping Christmas presents.
- Reduce food waste
Plan your meals carefully to minimalise food waste. Use local and seasonal ingredients to support sustainable agriculture.