Tesco removes 20m plastic items from Christmas range

The move is part of the supermarket’s 4Rs packaging strategy – to remove it where it can, reduce it where it can’t, reuse more and recycle what’s left

Morrisons goes glitter-free to make Christmas more sustainable

The supermarket chain has removed glitter across all its own-brand ranges of greetings cards, gift wrap, seasonal items and plants in stores

Could Christmas hams be the key to clean transport?

Renewable fuel manufacturer Neste is to use waste fats from Finland’s Christmas hams to make clean diesel

Carnaby Street’s Christmas lights illuminate the need for ocean conservation

The decorations used are made up of recycled, repurposed or reusable materials, including water-based, eco-friendly, vegan paint

Zero Waste Christmas Market puts a wrap on unsustainable gifts

The event aims to cater to the 70% of Brits looking to ‘go green’ and reduce their environmental impact

John Lewis and Waitrose to stop selling Christmas crackers containing plastic

From next year, the small gifts contained in their crackers will be made of recyclable materials such as metal and paper games

Could wrapping presents get us in a sticky situation?

UK waste collection firm Business Waste suggests sticky tape can pose a real environmental hazard

Green energy set to cook millions of Xmas puds

UK Power Networks has connected enough green power for the steaming of the puddings this weekend

What if Santa ditched his sleigh and got into an electric car?

What if Santa ditched his sleigh and got into an electric car? UK Power Networks have calculated there’s now enough renewable power connected to their network to send Santa 125,000 miles. That’s enough power to send a ‘San-Tesla’ round the world 15 times. Let’s hope he remembers to recharge!

Inviting Christmas guests into your ho-ho-home could cost you

Hosting family and friends over the festive period could cost the UK as much as £825 million in additional energy bills. Each household hosting guests is likely to spend around £55 more on gas and electricity than they would otherwise, according to new data from price comparison site uSwitch.com. More than half of the country’s households […]

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