Tips for a more sustainable Christmas

Each year, we all love to indulge in various festivities throughout the holiday season. There are so many activities to take part in – Christmas parties, gift shopping, decorating our homes and tasting all the seasonal treats we can get our hands on. These are all so much fun, but the use of unsustainable materials and disposable products is taking a toll on our environment. As part of our on-going commitment to help our planet and make Wuzci as eco-friendly as possible, we have pulled together a few easy tips & tricks to make these festive activities more sustainable. Here is an insight into a few posts we have in the works for you.

Shop Small

Probably the most important change you can make this Christmas, is shopping at smaller, independent retailers. Supporting indie creators and local economies puts money directly back into your community and means that the goods don’t have to be shipped from the other side of the world (using unnecessary fuel and wrapping).

Every card you buy from Wuzci is fully recyclable, comes in a biodegradable cello wrap and directly supports the Artist that designed it. So each time we get one of your orders, it’s not just us doing a little happy dance! How adorable is this reindeer design by Chloe Evans?

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

A huge contributor to unnecessary waste during the holiday season is wrapping paper. Embellishments such as glitter, foil or shiny surfaces make the entire roll un-recyclable. Not only can they not be recycled, small plastics (also known as micro-plastics) such as glitter make their way into our oceans and get eaten by precious wildlife.

A more sustainable option for gift wrap would be to make your own! Using rolls of parcel paper is a great alternative and can easily be customised with stamps, pens, ribbons and foliage.

Homemade Gifts

Each year we probably all find that we have more and more gifts to buy and it can start to become pretty expensive! To save a bit of money and show our loved ones how much they mean to us, why not try making a few festive treats instead?

Homemade biscuits and pies are the epitome of festive treats and always go down well as a thoughtful gift.

If you’re not much of a baker, then Pinterest is filled with easy ideas ranging from homemade soap, bath bombs, hot drink sets or customised mugs.

If you’re interested in having a more sustainable Christmas this year, then check back every week for a new post. Coming up next week is our list of fantastic indie shops and gift ideas!

Do you have any suggestions? We would love to hear from you!

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