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Green Christmas Feast & Present Wrapping


​If not a white Christmas - make it 'Green'.

There are many things you can do to be a 'Sustainable Santa', so Council has put together a list of tips for this festive season:

Great Gatherings

  • Create decorations by reusing materials from previous years or visit Reverse Garbage
  • Do Kris Kringle with your loved ones to minimise consumerism
  • Provide reusable napkins or napkins made from recycled paper
  • Avoid plastic plates, if you don't have enough – hire crockery or ask your guests to bring some along

Picnics and outside adventures

  • Bring your own reusable picnic set
  • Take your waste with you and sort into the recycling bins at home
  • Car pool or use public transport to get there


  • Make Christmas cards from recycled materials – paper, old calendars etc.
  • Reuse last years wrapping paper
  • Buy recycled wrapping paper
  • Recycle Christmas cards (visit:
  • Wrap gifts in environmental gift packaging materials such as recycled cardboard gift boxes, cellophane (made of paper), natural raffia, brown paper and other natural fibres and materials.
  • Remove sticky tape from gift wrap and put paper in the recycle bin
  • Avoid plastic ribbons try using string, dried flowers or paper to decorate presents