Hands up if you’re totally ready for Christmas! No? Read on, this is for you!
Christmas may be a little different this year but it’s entirely possible to treat yourself and your family without it costing the earth.
Up until 20thDecember, Recycle Devon’s “20 Days of Christmas” is sharing a range of daily tips and ideas to help families keep waste and costs to a minimum.
From gift suggestions and wrapping alternatives to seasonal recipes and home decorations, we’ve got you covered!
As it’s Christmas and it’s been a tough year, we’re also giving away 20 festive hampers filled with local Devon products, including clotted cream fudge, gourmet mincemeat and elderflower bubbly. Yum!
Did you know that almost a third of us admit throwing away more food over the festive period than at any other time, with 11% of us buying food that has gone off and been binned before Christmas Day*!Follow 20 Days of Christmas on Recycle Devon’s social media sitesand you will find daily tips on portion planning, making the most of your freezer and homemade recipe ideas to help you reduce food waste and costs.
As well asfood based tips, you will also find affordable and low waste gift ideas including reusable alternatives to traditional wrapping paper, how to make homemade decorations and DIY zero waste cleaning products. Have your own waste saving tips? Share them on our social media!
To win one of twenty locally sourced festive hampers in a daily giveaway, justpledge to reduce, reuse and recycle this Christmas and like or follow Recycle Devon’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter feeds.
One lucky winner will be selected daily and all remaining pledges will be rolled forward every day for another chance to win.The sooner you enter, the more chances you have! What are you waiting for?
Reducing costs and waste needn’t make Christmas any less fun, so why not turn it into a challenge the whole family can get involved in? Christmas jumpers have become popular but are an example of unnecessary waste and cost, with two out of five only being worn once. Instead, why not jazz up ones you’ve already got, swap with someone else or buy a pre-loved one from a resale site?
To make a pledge and for more information on reducing, reusing and recycling over Christmas and New Year, visit the 20 Days Of Christmas page.