Are you trying to have an Eco Christmas this year but aren’t too sure what products to use to make sure you’re being Green? Take a look at how to have an Eco Christmas this year.
1. If you are looking for a Christmas Tree which can be reused and environmentally friendly, why not get a live Christmas tree in a pot and when you are finished with it, take it outside and plant it in the garden, ready to re-use next year. However if replanting isn’t an option, don’t throw the Christmas tree out with the rubbish, call your local council and find out if there is a Christmas Tree recycle scheme.
2. For your food and drink, why not get a free-range, organic turkey, head on over to your local farmer’s market or local farm shop and also get some organic beer, wine, cider and spirits. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, you can head on over to the Vegetarian Society or the Vegan Society where you will find lots of different recipes and ideas for your Christmas dinner.
3. When you’re trying to get some nice festive smells around the house, why not get some Eco candles such as handmade scented soy candles from TheIndigoChick where you can get hand made candles and melts with lots of different fragrances such as Christmas Cranberry, Orange & Clove Frankincense & Myrrh and lots more. These candles are handmade and use Soy wax without any extra additives to give you that festive smell through out the house while being friendly to the environment.
4. Head on over to Marks and Spencers to recycle your Christmas cards this year as for every 1000 Christmas cards brought to the store and placed in one of their special recycling bins between 2nd January until 31st January 2014, Marks and Spencers will plant a tree with the Woodland Trust.
5. Why not reduce the size of your outdoor display to save electricity. A smaller presentation of lights can still look attractive but can cut down on the amount of electricity you are using so you are being more friendly to the environment.
6. Make your own handmade Christmas cards are home. They may not look as professional but are more personal and are just as appreciated. It is also a fun activity for the family during the weeks before Christmas. You can re-use last years calendar for pictures, use paper which you can fold-over and you can hand write the message inside.
7. Try to avoid using glossy foil or metallic wrapping paper for your Christmas presents this year as this type of paper is difficult to recycle and has no value for use as mulch as there are heavy metals used in the foil paper.
8. Buy Eco-friendly gifts if you’re not making them. There are lots of different “green” gifts which you can buy online or in-store.
Will you be having an Eco Christmas this year? Comment below and let us know.