Easy peasy and here’s how!
USE WHAT YOU HAVE
The most zero waste Christmas decorations are the ones you already own! Simply use the Christmas tree and decorations you store away every year.
BUY SECOND-HAND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
Look for decorations and anything else you need at second-hand/thrift stores, on Facebook marketplace, in local free or swap groups on Facebook, or anywhere else you look for preloved items
.USE NATURE AROUND YOU
Forage for pinecones, rocks, driftwood, logs, leaves, herbs, shells, sand, or any other piece of nature you can bring indoors for the celebration. It’ll be much more relaxing walking in nature and searching for something special than rushing around a mall fighting the crowds for identical factory-made fare. The internet and Pinterest are FULL of ideas for centerpieces, ornaments, garlands and more.
BUY A REAL TREE instead of a plastic tree
This is the most eco-friendly option as it takes 20 years to cancel out the damage made during the creation of an artificial tree. A real Christmas tree won’t cost the Earth. Unlike their plastic counterparts, a cut down Christmas tree that was purpose grown in a plantation for up to 12 years would have helped remove dust from the air, produced oxygen and absorbed carbon dioxide. It will then be replaced by another tree, and the cycle continues.