10 steps to a more sustainable Christmas 2021...

10 steps to a more sustainable Christmas 2021...

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Santa's whip whipped body scrub - 120ml

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We are all starting to notice Christmas Decorations in our local supermarkets but, due to high demand and consumerism brands are still opting for packaging that will make a negative impact on our beautiful planet. At My Little Eco Shop we aim to provide our customers with a selection of gifts and household swaps that are ethically sourced and made in a sustainable because we get it - everyone loves presents and shopping online before December hits!

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1.Ask your family and friends to send you a short list of things they need to avoid excess waste and/or products being unused for years

We get it, Christmas season is supposed to be about surprises but would't it be so exciting to get some items you've had in your wish-list for months given to you instead of another pair of socks?
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2. We all love Christmas candles! Why not opt for more natural options this season?

There are many cheap Christmas Candles on the market already but did you know that paraffin candles can be bad for the environment and your health? Read below our articles on eco home fragrance:
https://www.mylittleecoshop.com/blogs/news/eco-home-fragrance-why-are-soy-wax-candles-better

Mulled Wine Soy Wax Candle 125ml

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3. Make your own ornaments and decorations!

Let's get crafty! As the days get shorter and shorter everyday we recommend turning off that TV and getting all your scraps out to make Christmas ornaments. Ask your friends, colleagues and neighbours if they have any old wrapping paper, string or other craft supplies they no longer need and make this years tree a unique one!
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4.Reuse old packaging, gift bags and wrapping paper!

Get creative with your family and friends and wrap presents in a zero waste way so when your loved ones rip that expensive wrapping present you carefully wrapped their gifts in it doesn't feel like a massive waste! We recommend decorating your creatively wrapped presents with natural decorations such as  
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5.Try sourcing your presents this year from local businesses

Our carbon footprint increases when we shop - especially from large retailers. When shopping locally most businesses are transparent about the origin of their stock and try to source everything as ethically as possible.  

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6.Why not have a look online and on the high street for second hand gifts?

Looking for unique homeware or unsure what book to get your loved ones as a present? Charity shops and online resale websites offer endless options of things that are sometimes even brand new! So why not try your luck before you spend a fortune with big brands?

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7.Avoid buying one use Christmas crackers!

Stay tuned for our fabric and seeded paper Christmas crackers and enjoy guilt free fun at the dinner table!

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8.Opt for vegan desserts and surprise your guests with new flavours!

Why not try and source all of your desserts this season and opt for vegan options without telling the guests? Let's see their reaction when you tell them that there are no animal products in what they're eating.

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9.Take a reusable bag Christmas Shopping!

 

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10.Plan your menu and talk to your family and friends about their favourites so there is no food wasted after Christmas is gone 


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