We’ve all woken up to the dangers of plastic in our environment (for tips on how to cut your everyday plastic usage check out this blog) but Christmas has much more than just plastic pollution to deal with. Left-over food, unwanted presents and unrecyclable packaging all add up to a mountain of waste created for a few days of fun.
Now here at Kent Wildlife Trust, we’re not Grinches. Christmas is a great time of the year, it’s my favourite holiday! However, there are plenty of ways you can make your Christmas eco-friendly without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas to help you through the holidays.
Make natural decorations
Okay, so not all of us have time to do this, but if you feel like getting crafty with a mulled wine, or need something to amuse the children when they are off school, why don’t you try creating your own decorations?
Slice some oranges, dry them in the oven and string them together for a lovely smelling tinsel replacement, or make some dough from glue and corn flour and stamp into festive shapes to hang on your tree. Here at Tyland Barn, we tried to make our tree completely plastic-free this year!