Top 10 Boxing Day recycling ideas
Christmas tends to be a time where we over buy everything from food to gifts, but it doesn’t have to go to waste. Boxing Day is the perfect time to start work on your sustainability and carbon footprint.
Here’s our top 10 ideas on to to recycle, re-use and revitalise your waste this Christmas.
Learn how to make a reindeer with wine corks! This Christmas craft is easy, quick, and super cute. Making reindeers out of cork is also a good way to upcycle old wine corks and use twigs from nature walks too.
If you do not drink wine, you can also buy corks for crafting from Amazon.
Re-used Christmas cards
Did you know Christmas cards can’t be recycled if they have glitter or foil on them? So why not create something useful with them instead? You could frame them to create Christmas prints, cut them down and add string to create gift tags or make new Christmas decorations like bunting.
Who said you had to use only flora and fauna for wreath making? Once you have your base, you can add anything on – toys, Christmas decorations, even crushed down beer cans!
This is totally my favourite Christmas decoration this year, all you need is a styrofoam wreath and a whoooole lot of hot glue! have fun!
Wrapping paper bows
Similar to Christmas cards, certain wrapping paper can’t be recycled if it is laminated or has glitter/foil on it.
If it’s not been ripped open by the excited recipient, can it be used again next year? If not, you could make bows for next years gifts, make festive bunting or even Christmas decorations!