Have yourself an eco friendly Christmas
This year, let's have a green Christmas! ♻🎄
Check out our top tips for having a more sustainable Christmas. Just as fun, just as merry, just sparing a thought for our beautiful planet Earth.🌎
If you’re looking to buy someone a sustainable gift, go that step further by using reusable wrapping paper, recycled wrapping paper or eco biodegradable wrap. The majority or wrapping paper ends up in landfill and can’t be recycled. You could use fabric wrappings as a reusable option. Primark’s shopping bags are paper, and they have a cut out on them to use them as wrapping paper at Christmas time.🎁
Christmas crackers can also end up being very wasteful, once they are pulled, they are just tossed aside (yes, those plastic toys too). Try looking for plastic-free options if you still love a cracker. Or even switch to reusable ones; you can buy a reusable cracker shell and a set of ‘snaps’ and fill them with your own treats. This can also give you the opportunity to make a more personalised cracker for friends and loved ones.🎄
Have you heard of plantable Christmas cards? Well, they have become quite a popular eco-friendly gift. A plantable Christmas card is made from recycled paper with grass and wildflower seeds embedded into them. So once the festivities are over you can plant your card in either a pot or your garden and watch it grow. If you do receive conventional Christmas cards, don't forget to recycle them, being careful to remove any parts with plastic of glitter.✉🏷
Haven't got all your lights up yet, but planning on putting up more? Save on energy especially around this time of the year. Have you considered getting LED Christmas lights? They use around 80% less energy than your traditional twinkling incandescent lights. If using lights outside, considering switching to solar powered options. Not only will you make environmental savings, but your own electricity bills will be lower! ✨💡
Cut down on your plastic and food waste this Christmas. There are so many ways to reduce on waste just within the kitchen around the festive period. Try buying loose fruit and veg and cut our the unnecessary plastic, we have Cotton Produce bags that are super-handy for shopping for loose items. Plan ahead of your ‘big shop’, so that you only buy what you need. Try our Beeswax Wraps or even our stainless steel snack pots to save you time as well by allowing you to prepare certain dishes before the big day and keep them fresh; You can also freeze your cut up fruit and veg in our snack pots. Don’t just throw away your leftovers, our Reusable Silicone bags are great for storing leftover meals, soups, gravy etc. and can be frozen, meaning you have another meal when it is needed.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!