The countdown to Christmas is almost here and the Christmas decorations are starting to come out… but this year it is no surprise that UK homeowners are keener to think about the environment and to take active steps to be more eco-friendly this Christmas.
There are ways you can reduce the amount of consumption and waste in your household and to make your Christmas more environmentally friendly…
Edible & Recyclable Decorations
You can now purchase recyclable decorations that are made from
recycled and reclaimed materials or to save money you could hand make your own recyclable or edible decorations.
Unfortunately, lots of wrapping paper contains plastic. Why not go for the understated elegance of brown paper parcels tied up with ribbon, its simple but still looks festive.
How do you know if you’re wrapping paper is recyclable? Scrunch up the paper and let it go. If the paper stays scrunched up then it can be recycled but, if it unfolds it probably contains non-recyclable elements.
Switch to LED Lights
LED Christmas lights are much better for the environment because they use up to 80% less energy than incandescent lights. If you want decorations outside, you can use solar-powered lights. This also saves your energy bills to, it’s a win, win.
Around 1.5 billion Christmas cards are thrown away by UK
households each year… Instead of sending out Christmas cards, why not send E-Cards as an alternative. This will cut your carbon footprint, save trees and save money.