Eco Blog by Chris Marshall (Member of our church)
Over the 12 days of Christmas our Earth can do without …..
12 plastic straws to drink my cocktails with - ask for no straws
11 plastic bags to carry all my presents in - take own reusable bags
10 bottles of water to help me rehydrate - use Transition refill scheme
9 packs of wet wipes to clean up all the mess -
use a reusable cloth / don’t flush away
8 rolls of shiny paper to wrap up all the presents -
not recyclable, use alternative recyclable paper
7 rolls of cling film to keep the leftovers fresh -
Beeswax wraps are a great alternative
6 reels of sticky tape to tie up all the gifts - try ribbon or string instead
5 tins of sweets ….. go for those not individually wrapped
4 sequined dresses for all those party dates -
avoid small plastic pieces that will get washed off
3 tinsel garlands to decorate the rooms -
use sprigs of natural foliage such as holly or ivy
2 tubs of glitter to decorate the cards -
avoid as these are microplastics that go down the drains
And 1 giant skip to put the rubbish in – BUT WAIT …
what can be reused or upcycled?
So, what can you change this year to make your waste a little less, and give our precious Earth the gift of a rubbish free Christmas?