Have yourself an eco-friendly Christmas with the help of these simple tips on everything from buying presents to reducing food waste during the festive period 🎄
- Decorations that are made from recycled wood, fabric and glass make great alternatives to the typical plastic or PVC options that are non-recyclable. When choosing decorations, we'd also suggest opting for classic designs that will be loved for years, as opposed to trend pieces that you'll be tired of by next Christmas. You might need to spend a little more on some lovely decorations now, but it will be worth it in the long run.
- Save money and lessen your impact on the environment by butting back on the gifts. Consider suggesting a Secret Santa as an alternative to the usual gift exchange with friends and family. It will allow you to invest more money into one, better-considered gift rather than buying lots of little things that may (sadly) end up in the bin.
- Think twice about the wrapping paper you are using. If you have used gifts bags and other paper that is still in good condition, use these to wrap your gifts. You can also use brown paper to wrap gifts and tie everything together with a beautiful string or raffia for a pretty finish.
- Local businesses have taken a hit with the COVID-19 lockdowns, so why not support them by purchasing your gifts from them this year? We've got so many talented locals who make beautiful products, let's give them our business!