Sunday January 19, 2020

Appetite for distraction: I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

Avoid a sea of paper and packaging this year: choose gifts that are low in waste and high in practicality

8th December, 2019
Small is beautiful when it comes to Christmas gifting this year. Picture: Getty

“Don’t buy wrapping paper, you can’t recycle it. Christmas crackers are a shocking waste. Oh, you’re buying plastic toys for your children, are you? How quaint and environmentally destructive.”

The giving and celebrating portion of the festive season, like so many other things in life, now comes (quite rightly) overshadowed by the drive to reduce waste and be more mindful of what we consume. Christmas comes with...

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