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            How To Have A Green Christmas

            From buying gifts to preparing food, discover how to have a green Christmas with Howdens, as we explore festive entertaining – the environmentally-friendly way. Small changes to how you shop, eat, and live this December can save energy, reduce waste, and protect the planet. Embracing these new habits can help you enjoy a greener lifestyle all year round. As well as tips on being more eco-conscious at Christmastime, this guide also features product recommendations for energy-efficient cooking, cutting plastic use, and making the most of leftovers.

             

            • 1. Let loose on ingredients

              To cut down on single-use plastics, buy ingredients that can be stored in reusable containers and kept in larders – one step closer to a zero-waste Christmas.
            • 2. Eco-conscious cooking

              Save energy by switching to induction cooking, a fast and efficient way to prepare food that could also help to reduce household bills at Christmas and beyond.
            • 3. The season to shine

              For a home that is merry and bright, swap to LED lighting – an energy-efficient alternative to conventional bulbs that will last for many Christmases to come.
            • 4. Waste wrapped up 

              After the festivities, separate wrapping paper, cards, and packaging, ready for recycling with a pull-out bin that is easy to access for quick clear-ups.
            • 5. Planet-friendly presents

              Have a go at Furoshiki, the art of Japanese fabric wrapping, for a creative and colourful way to wrap Christmas presents that is better for the environment.
            • 6. Clean the greener way

              Ditch the disposable crockery when hosting a crowd and let a dishwasher take the hard work out of washing up, so plates are always sparkling.
            • 7. Go homemade

              Share something extra special by baking festive treats for family and friends – a thoughtful gesture that saves money and cuts down on throwaway gifts.
            • 8. Green cuisine

              When entertaining this Christmas, experiment with vegetarian or vegan dishes, which are often better for the environment than meat-based meals.
            • 9. Love your leftovers

              After hosting Christmas lunch, save and freeze excess portions, so you can enjoy festive foods as a quick ready meal when the January blues set in.
            • 10. One tap wonder

              Say goodbye to plastic bottles, thanks to a 5-in-1 fixture, which offers filtered and sparkling water on tap, plus an instant boiling stream for after-dinner coffees.

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