If this year has taught us one thing, it has surely taught us to appreciate everything that we have. And whilst we might all be feeling like we deserve a little treat around Christmas time, it doesn’t have to be at the expense of our environment. With that in mind, and with an objective of supporting those businesses that have been hit the hardest, here are our top tips on how to have a very merry and sustainable Christmas!
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We wanted to find out if the rumours were true – that Quality Street wrappers are in fact biodegradable. We decided to ask Nestle directly and find out the facts.
Having heard conflicting advice from different areas about whether wrapping paper could be recycled or not, we decided to check each county website in turn. It would appear that in the majority of cases, wrapping paper is accepted for recycling as long as it is free of glitter and plastic, and doesn’t spring back when you scrunch it. Tape and ribbon should also be removed!
This year it would seem that more than ever, people are looking to have a resourceful, low waste, pocket and planet friendly Christmas! We’ve been students of the resourceful Christmas for quite a while now, so we thought we would share what we have learned in a series of posts encompassing all things Christmas from cards and wrapping paper to Christmas trees and decorating, present buying and of course, the food and drink!
Ah, Christmas. The time of year when we deviate from our usual shopping list and believe we are feeding a small country. All retailers, and it would seem, especially food retailers love to play to our sense of nurturing our families through feeding them. Which is great, except…all of that left-over food. Fear not, help is at hand. Here we guide you with some nifty tips to stop the waste.
So this year more than ever, there seems to be a backlash against the excesses of Christmas. I’ve never seen so many low waste guides to Christmas, and this is all great to see. But before I go on I would like to celebrate at this juncture the human trait which sends us a bit crazy at this time of year. Believe it or not, I’m talking about the actual ‘good’ in all of us that wants to make one day, in particular, such a special day.
So the traditional start to the Christmas season, before retailers and advertisers became involved, was Advent, which of course starts on 1st December. The advent calendar, like many other Christmas traditions, originates from Germany and would originally depict a simple scene, with little windows to open on each day in the run-up until Christmas day itself.
This year, the focus on sustainability has skyrocketed and many more people are deliberating on the environmental impact of more of their purchases than ever particularly over Christmas. The Christmas tree, in essence, is the very symbol of the crisis we find ourselves in, and that is why we wanted to bring you the very best advice this year on what to buy for the good of the environment.