How to have a green, eco-friendly Christmas

  1. Rent a Christmas Tree - Love a Christmas tree offers real Nordmann Firs delivered to your door. You decorate and care for the tree during the festive period, then they'll pick it up and replant in January!
  2. Wrap gifts with recycled paper/fabric - If you want to know if your wrapping paper can be recycled or not, use the scrunch test. Scrunch up the paper in your hards and then let it go. If the paper stays scrunched up then it can be recycled but, if it unfolds by its own accord, then it likely contains non-recyclable elements.
  3. Send forest-friendly or plantable Christmas Cards - look for cards with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mark. This guarantees the paper has been produced sustainably and ethically. Recycle or compost your cards in January or turn them into decorations for next year!
  4. Reuse everything! - look at everything and think about whether or not it can be reused before you bin it.
  5. Reduce food waste - I know it can be hard when catering for family and friends but maybe try buying less so there’s no waste.
  6. Switch to LED Christmas lights - LEDs are far better than traditional twinkling incandescent lights, because they use up to 80% less energy.
  7. Rethink your decorations - the best eco-friendly Christmas decorations are those  family heirlooms that you use year after year – making them instantly sustainable.

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