How to host a sustainable Christmas
Do you love or loathe leftovers? Whichever side you belong to, we've come up with some inspiring and surprising ideas to put your Christmas leftovers to good use - including those random scraps, unexpected foodie gifts and novelty condiments you just can't think what to do with!
Did you know that it takes 6 mature trees to make a tonne of paper? This means approximately 50,000 trees are used to make the 8,250 tonnes consumed at Christmas each year. Using recycled paper is one way to reduce your environmental impact, whilst also saving money on expensive wrapping paper. Try folding and tucking the edges and securing with string rather than using single-use plastic tape and add decorative detail with natural elements such as hand-picked or dried flowers or herbs.
Looking for a (last-minute) eco friendly Christmas gift? Sometimes the greatest gifts are those that don’t come wrapped in a box with a big bow on top. Few of us really need more stuff, and our planet certainly doesn’t need any more single-use plastic, disposable items, or waste, so giving “non stuff” gifts is a thoughtful and creative way to make a meaningful impact on your loved ones, with minimal carbon impact!