In a world where we are trying to be more environmentally friendly, we take a look at 5 ways to do this at Christmas. Take a look below:
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Buy a gift experience
Instead of buying a material gift, why not get a gift experience? They can choose from hundreds of experiences and will give great memories.
Turn off Tree Lights and Outdoor Lights
This is a simple way to stop wasting energy, so make sure you turn off all of your Christmas indoor and outdoor lights before you go out or go to bed.
Use recycled or plastic free wrapping paper
Using recycled or plastic/glitter free wrapping paper can really help reduce waste as plastic or glittery wrapping paper can’t be recycled.
Don’t overbuy food and try to reduce meat
We’ve all done it – overbought on food when buying for all of the guests at Christmas. This year, try and plan out how much you will need and only buy the appropriate amount to reduce waste. Also, try and switch out one or two of your meat options to vegetarian or vegan options to help reduce your carbon footprint.
Recycle, recycle, recycle!
If you have wrapping paper, cards, crackers, Christmas tree or bottles, head to your local recycle centre and put these into the correct area so that these can get reused.
These are just a few ways to help recycle at Christmas. Waitrose previously announced it would only have glitter-free wrapping paper.