Go a little greener this Christmas

Updated: Dec 13, 2018

According to Biffa, the UK creates 30 per cent more waste than usual over the festive period, throwing away more than 277,000 miles of wrapping paper - enough to stretch to the moon (!), and sending over 100 million bags of rubbish to landfill.

We're not happy about this. And our guess is that you aren't either? So, thanks to our fabulous Community Champions, we've compiled a list of tried and tested tips to inspire you - our Waste Warriors, to take a stand against the crazy consumption that is tainting our Christmas cheer!

From plastic-free hacks, to simple tips to reduce food waste and homemade gift ideas - however big or small, these are the changes that can make a difference!


If you like a traditional Christmas but hate the waste, why not try making your own wreath. Fun and satisfying!

Here's a how-to from Community Champion Susanna...

"I picked some flexible shoots - the basic circle was made from Hazel saplings from the Common, but you could use wire for the base.

I then wound the shoots into a circle secured with wire and threaded holly sprigs, ivy, cut off bits of Christmas tree and some decorated pine cones etc onto the wreath and finished with a spare bit of red rib