Thursday, 24 October 2019

3 Steps for more eco-friendly Green Christmas?

 Whilst many consider Christmas to be the most wonderful year, unfortunately, for the environment – it’s anything but.

Every year, Brits throw away 226,800 miles of wrapping paper over the festive period, which is enough to stretch around the world nine times!
Most Christmas traditions are destined for landfill; unfortunately there is millions of plates worth of uneaten food to Christmas trees which are thrown into landfill after a couple of weeks and then there's the plastic decorations

However, luckily for those who are dreaming of a green Christmas, our guide to a more conscious Christmas makes it super easy to adapt and change our shopping habits

1.Don’t Over Load The Fridge

Did you know that every year, Brits throw away 54 million platefuls of food over the festive period? Furthermore, 25 million Christmas pudding packages are thrown away! 

it is clear that we have a food waste problem. However, we can change this by trying to consider what is really needed.. Shopping more consciously by creating a shopping list before you go.  Its always temping to fall for food offers such as buy one get one free, but do you really need that much double cream. 


2. The Art of Gift Giving: Focus on Quality, Not Quantity

Christmas may be a time of giving (and of course, receiving) Here's our tips to gift giving the eco-friendly way.

When shopping for presents, ask your questions like “is this just a novelty present?”, “will they actually use this?” and “am I just buying for the sake of it?” Instead of buying numerous unnecessary gifts – focus on quality and choose presents which will not only last but are made by ethical brands or gifting memorable experiences.

You could even find inspiration from our Gift guide on 17th November. Not only will your loved one appreciate the luxury feeling of the ethical alternative, but it also means that you will not be contributing to the cycle of cheap and unwanted gifts that are tossed into landfill each year.

3. Reduce, Reuse or Reduce Your Wrapping Paper

Each Christmas, the UK uses 40 million rolls of sticky-tape, and 226,800 miles of wrapping paper – both of which can’t be recycled.

Instead of contributing to this waste, 
save money and also the environment by, saving this year’s wrapping paper and use it next year? Another eco-friendly alternatives, is to invest in reusable wrapping paper, or purchasing brown paper packaging or tape, which can be recycled, plus it looks uber chic.

If you're looking for a last minute gift that remain ethical, durable and ecological, why not purchase our gift card. It can be sent as an e-card which has zero carbon foot print.


We hope you liked our conscious suggestions, if you have any tips or  eco-friendly alternative for Christmas this year? Share it with us in the comments below, and share this article with your friends and family or pin-in for later!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda 

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