Alfriston’s MP Is backing calls to have a green Christmas.
The pre-Christmas campaign from Lewes District Council outlines how we can do our bit to help to make Christmas 2016 the greenest yet, with references to wrapping paper, cards, food waste and real Christmas trees.
The recycling of real Christmas trees has been highlighted for the benefits that it brings to the area, usually being shredded into chippings which are then used in parks or woodland areas across the district.
Meanwhile, food waste, which is particularly noticeable over the Christmas period, has been emphasised by the District Council, advising that simple touches, such as making lists will make the pre-Christmas food shopping trip a lot easier, also reducing the likelihood of unnecessary spending and food waste.
It is, however, often inevitable that there will be some food left over following the main meal on Christmas Day, and to ensure that this doesn’t go to waste, an extensive collection of delicious recipes is provided on a range of websites, such as this one.
Constituents have also been advised to ‘get creative’ this year, collecting up and saving the Christmas cards and wrapping paper after the event to use for homemade Christmas cards and gifts ahead of 2017.
Information about refuse and food waste recycling collections during the festive season can be found online.
Welcoming the campaign, Maria Caulfield said, “I am delighted to support Lewes District Council in this campaign. The Christmas period it one of the most wasteful times of the year, and it is so important that we all do our bit to reduce waste and recycle.”
“If all of us were to take up just one of the tips outlined by the District Council then it would go a long way to making Christmas 2016 the greenest yet!”