There’s no denying Christmas can be a riot of excess plastic. We will throw out almost 100 million bin bags of packaging over the festive period — that’s 114,000 tonnes of plastic. Most of it will end up incinerated or in landfill. So while it’s true we’ve made so much progress when it comes to cutting back on plastic, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s impossible to keep up any good practices at this time of year. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you fail to avoid plastic altogether, writes Kirstie Allsopp, pictured above But, as you’ll read here in our realistic plastic-free Christmas guide, it’s just a matter of doing your best to apply the same resolutions you hold year round. For example, I wrap all my presents in plain brown paper. It’s recycled and recyclable, unlike the more glitzy stuff in the supermarket. The key to making brown paper packages sing is using bright and colourful ribbon. I’m on the hunt for pretty ribbons all year. Don’t fancy brown paper? Try cloth or material. Cloth wrapping really is re-usable, and can form an additional present. I try to take into consideration how far my gift of choice might… Read full this story
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