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Infographic: Carbon Trimmings

16 December 2015 | News

Some of the Carbon Trust’s top tips for a low carbon Christmas; after all, isn't a Green Christmas what we're all dreaming of...

Low carbon Christmas tree
LED Fairy lights



Switch on to LEDs

LED fairy lights last longer and use far less energy than incandescent ones. But you should still switch them off when no one is there to enjoy them.

Christmas dinner


Christmas Dinner

Lower your carbon footprint over Christmas by avoiding food waste. Shop strategically, plan portion sizes, save leftovers and compost the remainder.


Wrapping Unwrapped 

Make sure you recycle wrapping paper and cards. The wrapping paper thrown away over Christmas just in the UK could stretch all the way to the moon.


Waste Not Want Not

Try to avoid giving presents that will go to waste. One third of British adults claim to receive unwanted gifts, worth a combined total of £2.6bn a year.

 

 


The Heat Is On

Consider turning down your heating. Friends and family crowded in a room, as well as an oven switched on for hours make your home warmer than usual.

Christmas tree


O Christmas Tree

An artificial tree needs to be used for 10 Christmases for it to have a lower carbon footprint than a real one. But real trees need to be properly recycled. 

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