Christmas is the time of year when thinking sustainably goes out of the window in many households, but there are a few simple things, that if we all make an effort and even do just one, that could help reduce the mountains of extra waste that is generated at Christmas, and lets face it feel a little bit better about ourselves.
1. Homemade Wreaths
There is something so satisfying about making your own wreath and being able to make it completely bespoke adding the colours you like to match your tree or even your door colour. So grab a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie and settle in for an evening in front of the fire with your floral wire and pruning spears we love this Martha Stewart guide.
2. Snowflake paper window decorations
The ultimate recyclable Christmas decorations homemade snowflake window decorations all you need is some A4 paper and some scissors and your windows will be the envy of al your neighbours. We are using this video to makes ours.
3. Make your own wrapping paper and Christmas cards
I mean now you are on a roll with making your own wreaths and decorations why not go all the way with your own bespoke wrapping paper and Christmas cards. We are watching this closely to make ours.
4. Ditch the plastic food wrap
Why not switch your supermarket plastic wrapped veg for loose veg from your local farm shop or greengrocer. Plastic film wrap is not recyclable via our home recycling so most of ends up in the bin and in landfill. If you don't have time to go in person you could opt for a fam veg delivery box we like Riverford Organic