How to Have a Sustainable Christmas Party That's Fun For You AND the Environment
Christmas is our favourite time of the year as we catch up with family and friends to celebrate together - but did you know there are ways you can enjoy the festivities more sustainably with less impact on the environment? Here are some tips to have a more eco-friendly Christmas this year!
A real Christmas tree is also more environmentally friendly than an artificial plastic tree, but it is still wasting a tree that's taken a few years to grow to serve as your decoration for just one Christmas.
If you're new to trying to celebrating Christmas a little more sustainably, and have an existing artificial tree that's still in good condition, be sure to make the most of it - you are still reusing it each year and not adding to unnecessary landfill waste :)
LED lights are much more energy efficient, giving off less heat, more light, at a lower cost. LEDs are also recyclable, and with no toxic pollutants. There is simply no reason to not choose LED lights, festive or not festive!
There are more and more reusable options available for Christmas crackers as we think more about reducing single-use waste.
Our favourite is the reusable Christmas Re-Crackers from Waste-Free Celebrations! Washable, snaps like the traditional crackers, and slides back together for use again and again - simply refill with their waste-free gifts with each use.
Christmas parties are always filled with great food and drinks, but often with so much leftover food afterwards!
Try planning your menu with your family or friends to reduce food wastage. Be sure to prepare for leftovers with reusable containers - not only can you minimise waste, but everyone can chill the next day with an easy, delicious leftover meal!
As easy and convenient it may be to just get disposable single-use tablecloths and tableware, especially if you're entertaining a large group, do yourself and the planet a favour, and choose more sustainable options.
P.S. Your beautiful tableware sets will probably look better on the dining table anyway!
It's easier than you think to celebrate in a way that feels good for yourself AND the planet, even if it's just a little at a time, because every bit helps to contribute to a more sustainable way of living.
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