12 Simple Ways to Make Your Christmas More Sustainable in 2019
To quote Andy Williams's famed Christmas bop, "It's the most wonderful time of the year." Indeed, the festive season is hard to top: few months and holidays involve this cosy combination of strung lights, filling dinners, and mulled-wine-fuelled merry-making, after all.
Unfortunately, all of this merriment and excess comes with its downsides, particularly for the environment. Piles of plastic packaging, heaps of disposable dishes at dinner parties, wads upon wads of wrapping paper — none of it makes Christmas a particularly sustainable holiday.
But fear not, as it's possible to celebrate this fabulous holiday with festivity, cheer, and environmental concern. POPSUGAR chatted with sustainable business coach Claire Bradbury to understand how best to strike this balance, including how to recycle your Christmas tree and make eco-friendly Christmas crackers. Keep reading for all 12 tips and tricks — one for each day of Christmas — to help you do exactly that.