We love these eco Christmas tops from Recycle IT:
1: Turn to Tupperware or any reusable containers. Avoid using tin foil, plastic wrap or wax paper to wrap up your leftovers
2: Make your holiday centerpiece out of natural materials such as pinecones, seasonal flowers and leaves, citrus fruits or holly instead of buying plastic displays
3: If you’re serving soft drinks or alcohol, consider locally produced juice and beer in glass bottles or cartons rather than plastic and please use tap water! (Local wine is harder to source!).
4: Use unwrapped local and organic foods as much as possible.
5: Use reusable plates, glasses, and napkins.
6: Thinking about gifts, how about reusable coffee cups as they are a gift that keeps on giving.
7: Use brown paper as wrapping paper. It can be reused and easily recycled if you refrain from using plastic tapes to seal the paper!
8: Steer away from plastic decorations, balloons, and toys this festive season.
9: Glitter is fun but it’s also plastic – explain its effects to kids including its negative impacts on our oceans and fish life.
10: Remove and leave plastic packaging at the store, it might encourage retailers to stop using so much.
11: Get buy-in for change from your immediate family and share the message with friends and colleagues – we can all make the change together this Christmas.