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Way you can be more eco-friendly this Christmas

Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, but it’s also a season that generates a significant amount of waste. From gift packaging to decorations, it’s essential to prioritize recycling during the holiday season. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can make a positive impact on the planet while still enjoying the festive spirit.

Mindful gift giving

When you’re choosing the gifts to give to your loved ones, think about whether you purchase it from a local Sussex business. Not only will this mean you’re supporting our local economy, but you’ll also be cutting down on the transport needed to get the gift to you.

Also think about the packaging the gift comes in and try to choose items that come in less packaging or recyclable packaging.

Sustainable decorations

Last year’s Christmas decorations will do just fine! Maybe there are some Christmas crafts that you can do with your children that utilises recycled materials? Also make sure that you’re using energy-saving LED lights for your Christmas tree and decorations. 

For outdoor lighting, why not opt for solar powered fairy lights? Not only will that reduce your electricity bill, but it’ll be saving the planet too!

Recyclable wrapping paper

While shiny or glittery wrapping paper may be tempting, remember that it isn’t recyclable. Opt for an all-paper wrapping instead so that it can be put in your household recycling bin once the gift has been opened. 

Wrapping paper made from recycled paper is also available (some actually made right here in Sussex!) so look out for that too.

By adopting these eco-friendly practices, we can celebrate the Christmas season while reducing our impact on the environment. Mindful gift giving, sustainable decorations, eco-friendly wrapping, are all steps toward a greener Christmas. Let’s embrace the spirit of giving, not just to our loved ones, but also to the planet we call home. Together, we can create a Christmas filled with joy, warmth, and sustainability.