Sustainable swaps for Christmas!
Rent a tree locally
Every year, 7 million Christmas trees enter landfill, and did you know, artificial trees take over 10 years of use to have a lower carbon footprint than a real tree! Shocker. This year, everyones talking about rental... Rent your Christmas tree from a local provider this year, be sure to water it, and return it to be cared for until next year!
Make your own decorations
Tinsel Schm-insel. All that plastic might look fantastic, but this year we're going back to tradition with homemade decorations (that biodegrade!). Get the kids involved and make paper chains, dry out some orange or lemon slices, or go pinecone hunting for an alternative to plastic decor.
Fabric wrapping paper
The art of present wrapping - some have it, others not so much. One thing we’re sure of is wrapping paper makes a whole lotta' waste, with an estimated 238,855 miles of paper used each year in the UK. One easy swap to make this Xmas is to opt for reusable fabric wrapping, following the Japanese Furoshiki technique.
Swap plastic wrapped veg to surplus
Over 40% of all food grown goes unwanted, but Oddbox rescues delicious fresh fruit and veg that may otherwise have gone to waste directly from farmers and delivers it to your front door! For this years Christmas dinner, swap plastic wrapped supermarket veg for an Oddbox subscription!