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Recycling and waste at Christmas
Even with the very best intentions most of us create extra waste over Christmas, so here are some tips to help reduce the amount you throw away.
Judging how much food to buy, especially if you are catering for more than usual, can be difficult. The Love Food Hate Waste Portion Planner will help you to buy and cook the right amount – preventing waste and saving you money. They also have some great recipes for using up leftovers from Christmas dinner.
For any food that can’t be eaten e.g. bones, remember to use the food waste collection service!
As a nation, we use tonnes of it every year and most of it goes straight into the recycling bin.
Instead of using wrapping paper, you could also wrap gifts in newspaper. With a bit of creativity, they can look really lovely!
You can also wrap your presents in fabric. The technique which originated in Japan, is called Furushiki. Large square scarfs are perfect and can then be worn by the recipient.
Just search recycled Christmas decorations online and you’ll find hundreds of really great ideas!
Here are a couple of my favourites!
There’s no limit to the amount you can put out for collection in your clear sack or shared recycling bin. So remember to recycle everything you can!