Plan a greener Christmas

We use 300,000 tonnes of card packaging at Christmas, and according to Wrap, the government's waste advisory body, we could save enough energy to light 340 Blackpool illuminations if we recycled this card effectively!

Plan a greener Christmas

We use 300,000 tonnes of card packaging at Christmas, and according to Wrap, the government's waste advisory body, we could save enough energy to light 340 Blackpool illuminations if we recycled this card effectively!
This year, challenge your family to be as ecofriendly as possible. Take silly selfies to send e-cards, or make handmade versions with interesting materials from around the house.
Recycling last year's cards to make gift tags is a traditional favourite, but what about using inventive materials to wrap presents – colour supplements, kids' comics, out-of-date road maps, tin foil and even pretty tea towels will all do the job just as well as glittery wrapping paper. Browse Pinterest for fun ideas, from making gift bags out of old newspapers to baking salt-dough tree hangings!

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