How to Throw a Sustainable Christmas

Christmas is a great time to become more conscious of how much waste we generally produce around the festive season, and start implementing some changes.

With a little effort and imagination, we can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season so we can get to what truly matters – spending quality time with the ones we love.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW:

The average Australian household throws out 175 tonnes of EXTRA waste at Christmas, we discard 30% more food and spend 60% more of our income on Christmas gifts, food and decorations.

The great news is, it doesn’t need to be this way for you. Whether you're an eco-warrior, or are just starting out your sustainable journey, our handy easy to read & downloadable guide, full of tips and tricks, is here to help you get one step closer to an eco-friendly Christmas.

A Seed and Sprout Guide: How to Throw a Sustainable Christmas

 

SUSTAINABLE GIFTING:

Whether it’s a cute handwritten voucher, cookies, or a DIY snow globe, there’s nothing like a handmade gift. But if you must buy, shop eco! And make sure they are useful as much as they are thoughtful. 

 

 

SUSTAINABLE WRAPPING: 

There are things that look way cooler than normal wrapping paper and that are much better for the environment. Gather old newspapers & magazines. You can even upcycle old fabric to either wrap your gifts or make reusable gift bags. 

 

 

SUSTAINABLE DECORATING:

Use what nature provided like pine cones, dried flowers, small branches or wooden bowls full of fruit. Or make your own birdseed ornaments! These eco-friendly crafts bring a little holiday joy to the wildlife in your area and are fairly easy to make.

 

 

SUSTAINABLE ENTERTAINING:

Preparation is key! Make sure you plan ahead to avoid food waste and over buying. Ask guests to bring reusable containers for leftovers. Also, set up a labeled bin station AND a wash station so guests can reuse their cups, plates, & cutlery.

Download the full Seed & Sprout Guide to a Sustainable Christmas by clicking here.