10 simple steps towards a zero waste Christmas.
#1 Choose gifts with less packaging
#2 Turn your Journey home for Christmas into a Carbon Free Adventure
Try Local and seasonal
Shop WiseIf you do need to head to a supermarket take a reuse container with you for deli items. Get your fruit and veg loose where you can (some supermarkets are better than others of course). Greenpeace recently published a report summarised in the info graph below.
#4 Get Creative with Wrapping
Think outside the box. These all make great alternatives:
old magazines / newspaper
old bits of fabric
last years reused wrapping paper
Last year I received gifts in tea towels! fab idea!
#6 Gift time instead of stuff
Experiences – maybe a kayak lesson
Memberships – National Trust
Adoptions that support a charity
Subscriptions – to a magazine
Lessons – music, singing, art, fitness
Treatments – massage, yoga workshop
Tickets – comedy, music, theatre
#7 Re-Gift Unwanted Stuff
If you do have an unwanted gift it is easy enough to find a new home for it on Ebay, Freegle or Gumtree.
#8 Set an example about giving and decluttering
#9 Christmas Cards
It is said you are only five pay packets away from life on the streets – homelessness could happen to anyone.
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