Sustainable Tips for Christmas

All we want for Christmas is to be more sustainable… and we can all do this by making small changes from within the home. As these simple swaps can make all the difference in reducing our environmental footprint, especially over Christmas, when waste and overconsumption is at an all time high.

Christmas table

With this in mind, here are 3 eco-friendly swaps you can do to help you have the most sustainable Christmas yet.

Handmade Recyclable Cracker

They’re a pre Christmas dinner tradition in most households, but also a huge contributor to waste in the UK as most of them cannot be recycled. And on top of this, the plastic toys normally end up in the bin before the meal is even over. 

A sustainable alternative would be to find reusable crackers or better yet, you could create your own. Check out DIY stores such as Hobbycraft for all your cracker supplies and fill with plastic-free surprises for a personalised, eco alternative.

Alternative Christmas Cards

You can massively cut down on consumption this year by sending an e-card instead of the traditional letterbox Christmas cards. There are numerous apps and websites that allow you to use a template or you can make your own design if you’re feeling creative. 

If you’re not tech-savvy or your recipient won’t be able to receive an e-card, try sending a card made from recycled materials or even a plantable Christmas card. 

Go Meat-Free

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again - the meat and dairy industry contributes twice as much emissions compared to plant-based foods. So do yourself and the planet a favour and have a meat-free Christmas by swapping the turkey for a plant-based alternative instead.

For more tips on how to be sustainable this Christmas, check out our blog posts below: