Recycle, Reuse, Reduce This Christmas

By Lindsey Last edited 109 months ago
Recycle, Reuse, Reduce This Christmas

starve_your_bin.jpg Londonist towers got extra recycling bags and helpful advice from the council through the door this week encouraging extra recycling over this most consumptive of holidays. The Mayor is also giving recycling a push, saying it's a "cracking time to prove your eco-credentials" and get creative with your waste (hur). We've picked 4 simple things that you can do to help make the yuletide gay leaner and greener:

  • Find recipes for leftovers, advice on what to freeze (cake, onions, potatoes? Sure!) and a perfect portions planner at Love Food, Hate Waste
  • When you're ripping off that wrapping, spare a thought for all that packaging. Recycle or reuse the paper, keep giftbags and ribbons for next year and think up alternative uses for boxes and baskets.
  • Find your local Freecycle group and make space for your Christmas presents with a timely clear out (or find good homes for those well meant but unwanted presents).
  • Check what you can recycle and your recycling collection days at Recycle Now
  • Give love, not stuff. It's the thought that counts. We love you! Happy Christmas.

    Last Updated 23 December 2009