Yes, we’ve used the ‘C’ word – but it is the end of October and if, like us, you want to plan an eco-friendly Christmas, there’s a few things we can do and plan for…
Fairy lights, fairy lights everywhere… can you do without the seventh set you’re about to attach to the window frame? Or even attaching a timer so that you’re not wasting electricity?
Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree: around seven million Christmas trees are bought in the UK each year. It can take up to 12 years to grow a typical Christmas tree and during this time it has a positive impact on the environment because it absorbs carbon from the atmosphere and nitrogen from the soil, but once the tree is chopped down it slowly starts to release emissions back into the atmosphere, and once it gets to landfill, that’s where it really starts to hurt. Luckily, we have the perfect solution – give the gift of a tree to your family and loved ones this Christmas with our ultimate Christmas gift package (e card included):
Christmas crackers: they’re a crackers idea, all that wasted plastic that we’re delighted to look at for three seconds and then promptly discard into the bin at the end of Christmas dinner? How about an individually chosen present, one bought with care and attention that will delight your guests for longer than it takes the leftover stuffing to cool down…
Flying somewhere for the holidays? Make it carbon neutral:
Driving home for Christmas? (couldn’t resist, sorry) take a look at our carbon free motoring options:
Plan your menu ahead: how many times do we get carried away with festive BOGOF offers, only to discard a packet of mines pies or that second lot of pigs in blankets that no one wanted? Try to minimise waste this year by only buying what you know you’ll need, not trying to second guess your guests’ every last culinary desire. Make use of food banks where applicable and freeze any leftovers.