Your Home and Garden - - Santa's Planning Workshop -

Keep your Christ­mas sus­tain­able with these low-waste sug­ges­tions.

+ Hun­gry Bin. These com­post bins cer­tainly lead to a more sus­tain­able way of life. Worm farms are so cool: they use up all your food scraps and re­duce the amount of rub­bish you chuck out each week, they make amaz­ing soil, and worm wee is about the most ef­fec­tive nat­u­ral fer­tiliser you can get. Hun­gry Bins are $325 from hun­gry­

+ When it comes to wrap­ping, think out­side the square in­stead of reach­ing for your usual roll of gift wrap. Pa­per kept from last year’s cel­e­bra­tions is great, as is re­pur­posed kids’ art­works, tea tow­els or a beau­ti­ful piece of re­cy­cled fab­ric.

+ Would your fam­ily be will­ing to try a sus­tain­able Christ­mas? Per­haps one year you could try only giv­ing gifts that are up­cy­cled, re­cy­cled, sec­ond­hand, home­made or even regifted – just be sure the orig­i­nal gifter isn’t at your cel­e­bra­tion, un­less they’re likely to laugh! If your fam­ily is will­ing to forego gifts al­to­gether, maybe you could in­stead do­nate that money to a wor­thy cause you’re all keen to get be­hind.

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