How to have a more ethical Christmas: from eco-friendly decorations to festive food and guilt-free gift ideas – The Star

How to have a more ethical Christmas: from eco-friendly decorations to festive food and guilt-free gift ideas – The Star

Though Christmas often ends up being a time of excess, it’s a great time to remember what’s important to you. For many of us, that boils down to enjoying and protecting what we love.

If you’d like to celebrate a more simple Christmas this year – and make things a bit more ethical and eco-friendly, here’s how – from renting a Christmas tree, to homemade decorations.

Think about your Christmas tree

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Making DIY decorations is a great way to have a more eco-friendly festive holidayMaking DIY decorations is a great way to have a more eco-friendly festive holiday
Making DIY decorations is a great way to have a more eco-friendly festive holiday

Research has shown that almost six million Christmas trees are discarded every year, and 250 tonnes worth of Christmas trees are thrown away in the UK alone, when they could have been composted.