Do you want to be more environmentally conscious this Christmas?

Waste management company Biffa estimates that UK householders produce 30% more waste during the Christmas period, and as consumers, it is our duty to become more sustainable with our waste.

We know it can be hard at this time of the year to watch our spending and buying habits so we have put together a Zero Waste Christmas guide to help you reduce your waste during the festive period. In this post, we’re talking Christmas cards and encouraging you to use Christmas card alternatives to reduce waste.

We all have someone who will appreciate getting a card in the post, especially this year. To reduce waste, get crafty and make your own DIY Christmas card alternatives with leftover craft supplies you may already have at home.

Other Christmas card alternatives include opting for a plantable Christmas Card. When the biodegradable paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds will grow and eventually the paper will decompose – it is like an extra gift that comes to life in Spring.

Plantable Christmas Card

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Or are you ready to ditch physical cards entirely? If so, why not make the conscious step into the digital age and opt to send eCards instead as Christmas card alternatives? This way you can still wish your loved ones a Merry Christmas this year without contributing to the estimated 1 billion Christmas cards that end up in the bin every year. Have fun creating your own designs or find pre-made ones you can add your personalised message to.

Read our other Zero Waste Christmas Guide blogs for more inspiration on how to be more environmentally conscious this Christmas, including DIY Christmas trees and decorations, wrapping alternatives and food waste minimisation.

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