14 Eco Tips to help this Christmas

Care, Sharing, Reuse and Recycling

More than any other time off the year, Christmas time offers a chance for caring, sharing and giving. Young and old embrace traditions handed down over generations and come to together to celebrate.

It’s also important to remember our environment over the festive season. We all have a responsibility to keep the environment safe so everyone has a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of crisp fresh winter days and the surrounding landscape which is sleeping over winter in preparation for spring.

Christmas Wreath
Eco-Friendly-Christmas Wreath for 2017

Weather you’re at home or out and about over Christmas and New Year try to remember the eco-friendly motto of reduce, reuse and recycle and we might be able to help a little! 

With two weeks left until the big day we have assembled 14 festive tips which will help you to think about the environmental and maybe save a little money at the same time!

14 tips which will take you up to Christmas Day 2017

  1. Use recycled Christmas wrapping and Christmas cards.
  2. Cut up your old Christmas cards and use as present labels.
  3. Bring bags to the shops and reuse them for Christmas shopping.
  4. Buy rechargeable batteries for toys from Santa.
  5. Stick new labels on old envelopes and reuse.
  6. Get you family making cards for family and friends.
  7. Buy gifts that don’t have much packaging like vouchers or tickets.
  8. Choose a present of antique art, silver or jewellery and promote reuse.
  9. Use fruit and vegetables which is not pre-packed and reduce packaging.
  10. Visit your local food banks with surplus food and drinks.
  11. Compost your seasonal vegetables, peelings
  12. Recycle glass, plastic and metal packaging including bottles and cans.
  13. Buy high quality, hand-made, or craft gifts that will last.
  14. Reuse last year’s Christmas Jumper and Santa Hat for the office party.
Christmas Santa Hat
Christmas Santa Hat

 Recycling this Christmas and into 2018

If you receive a  gift this year that isn’t a favourite, try to share it with someone who will enjoy it.  Kids charities will also accept donations of unused toys as will schools and your local creche  Many families will receive great presents which will replace old or damaged electronic gadgets. You can recycle the old items at either your local recycling centre or at the shop where your electrical present was purchased.

About Recycle IT

Recycle IT is an award-winning not for profit social enterprise providing a collection and drop off service for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). During 2017 Recycle IT offered drop off and collection services to homes and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE which includes thousands of computers, cables, monitors, microwaves  TV’s and much more!

Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.

Visit our website for further details or call 01 4578321.

Happy Christmas 2017 and all the best for 2018.

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