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Tips for a conscious Christmas

The festive season should be a joyous, healthy and sustainable time. We've outlined some tips to help make your Christmas conscious, from donating pre-loved electronics to Edinburgh Remakery to making your own plastic-free crackers.

Food & Drink

Whether you're cooking up a storm on the day itself or visiting loved ones on the in-between days, we've rounded up a few of our favourite festive vegan recipes.

Kickstart celebrations with a Glubbel Cocktail. A Christmas dinner isn't the same without roasted potatoes. Try Deliciously Ella's recipe here. We can't get Zacchary Bird's Beet Wellington out of our minds. A show-stopping vegan main for Christmas. Care for something sweet? Have a go at making these naturally vegan and gluten-free Stollen Bites.

Glubbel Cocktail
​Image Credit: Constance Loeper​


This Christmas, embrace craft projects. These Dried Citrus Decorations can easily be turned into garlands and Homemade Crackers provide a personal (and plastic-free) touch to the big day.

You don't even need to buy anything for your tablescape this year—let nature inspire you. Create your own décor from findings in your local neighbourhood. Vogue Scandinavia has all you need to know.

Ferm Living
Image Credit: Ferm Living​​


Going completely waste-free this Christmas may be a tall order, but there's still so much you can do to ensure you make planet-first choices. 

City of Edinburgh Council has published a Green Christmas Guide (if you're not local to Edinburgh, do check your local council's website for a similar guide). It includes lots of fantastic advice for a conscious Christmas, including donating old electronics to Edinburgh Remakery.

Thinking Mu


A typical UK household produces three black bags of packaging each Christmas. GWP Group has compiled a list of fun (and serious) Christmas packaging facts. There are several tips on minimising waste and increasing recycling too.

This Christmas, why not consider using reusable fabric wrap or reusing gift bags and boxes? If you use wrapping paper, make sure it's recycled.

Eco-friendly gift wrapping


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