Simple actions for a merry green Christmas
Author: Zo Zhou
Over the festive season, we eat, drink, party and buy more than any other time of the year, but it's also when we're toughest on the environment due to the extra waste we generate and the extra resources we consume.
In light of this, Planet Ark encourages everyone to check out the 12 Do's of Christmas, which offers simple tips for making your family's Christmas special, without costing the earth. A few basic actions can make a big difference to your environmental impact and your budget over Christmas.
The actions include tips for reducing food waste and excess packaging, buying more more meaningful gifts, and recycling tips for items like wrapping paper, live Christmas trees, cards, electronics and batteries.
The 12 Do's of Christmas resource is made possible thanks to RecyclingNearYou.com.au, a free recycling directory for households established by Planet Ark.