Christmas is just around the corner and, whilst it is one of the most wonderful times of the year, it’s often a time associated with great waste. We’ve rounded up our five top tips for a more eco-friendly Christmas this year.
Re-use your wrapping paper
Most wrapping paper can be re-used year in, year out if treated carefully. Use minimal sellotape to prevent ripping. You can even use an iron (on a low heat) to get rid of any wrinkles, just place the paper between some thin cotton material (like a tea towel) and press away.
Freeze your leftovers
Turkey soup, turkey curry, turkey pie, turkey pasta, we all inevitably get sick of the sight of the dreaded T-word by Boxing Day! Our top tip is to freeze any leftovers to use at a later date; that way you’re avoiding any waste as well as turkey-fatigue! We also love to boil up the carcass to make some stock for delicious warming soups.
Get cracking eco-friendly crackers
Or, better yet, make your own! Save up your empty loo rolls and grab some leftover wrapping paper from previous Christmases and you’re good to go. Save on plastic waste and instead pop thoughtful or humorous messages into each cracker! This DIY cracker guide by House Beautiful is a great place to start:
Gift a gift that lasts
It’s very tempting to panic-buy when it comes to Christmas shopping, particularly if we don’t know what to choose. Often these gifts are used a handful of times before being discarded. When selecting a gift try to choose something that will last, for example a potted plant (or a Counter Clean Bottle for Life!).
Clean up with Counter Clean
Make the dreaded Christmas lunch clear-up more enjoyable (and eco-friendly) with our bestselling Counter Clean. The innovative zero-waste refill system and 100% natural ingredients means you can clean your home with a clean conscience this Christmas.