Merton Green Parents on how to celebrate a low-waste holiday season

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

Blog by Hanna

Sustainable Merton Community Champion

& Merton Green Parents Coordinator

Hi, I'm Hanna, one of Sustainable Merton's Community Champions! In summer 2021, I helped relaunch Merton Green Parents - a growing community of eco-conscious parents who have come together for three events this year.

In September, we met in Wimbledon Park to discuss renting children’s clothes rather than always buying new and in November, we held a reusable nappies demo in Morden. Our last meet-up of the year, in December, was all about celebrating a low-waste festive period, so ahead of the holidays we’re wondering – is it even possible? Most of us have children who might have very specific ideas on what a perfect present should be, others have relatives who aren’t coming round to the idea of homemade Christmas crackers and second-hand presents wrapped in newspaper.