Make sure you don't end up on the naughty list
Have an environmentally conscious Nottinghamshire Christmas
Preparing for the festive season is second nature to some, but it can be easy to overlook the impact caused by our annual routines. Christmas is a time for giving to one another and appreciating our environment through conscious effort and a few tweaks in our holiday preparation we can make more sustainable choices.
Could this be the year to make something as a gift and help to reduce excess unrecyclable plastic packaging? Nottinghamshire recycles have a few ideas to try, with information and guidance from pro’s who can help you take on this challenge.
Reduce - Festive waste reduction
After the big day meal is over, remember to check out how best to use up those leftovers.
One traditional choice for a festive desert is Christmas pudding - but what happens to the leftovers of that fruity pud if the chocolates from a stocking have caught the eye of your dinner table guests instead. We have got you covered with a range of festive food waste reduction recipes available to download and save.
There are lots of ways to reduce waste at Christmas, by e-gifting, portion planning and buy a gift which can be used for years to come.
Why not consider a real Christmas tree from a sustainable source. Keep it watered and if it’s a potted tree encourage it to be replanted after use, and all real Christmas trees can go to the Nottinghamshire Recycling Centres
Reuse - Festive waste reuse
Making your own cards and reusing cards from previous years for gift tags has been an easy eco win for a few years, but it’s still a good one to try. Packing your christmas cards with your decorations ensure you’re prepared for the year ahead.
How about trying a kitchen table talent, baking, making, repairing, mending, or upcycling.
Common items which can't be recycled at the kerbside can easily be reused, sweet tins and tubs are a great example.
Recycling - Festive waste recycling
As well as helping reduce waste across our County, any gift where you’ve really put in thought and time is always sure to affect a smile. Help the waste and recycling teams across Nottinghamshire smile too and ensure that only tins, cans, aerosols, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, yoghurt pots and margarine tubs go into your recycling bin.
Find out more about waste reduction, reuse and recycling in Nottinghamshire