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For a fun and guilt-free (or almost guilt-free!) Christmas, Sassy Mama Claire Sancelot of Hong Kong Green Home shares three top tips on reducing waste, saving money and respecting the planet this holiday!

Going Zero Waste is all about having fun and being stress-free at this time of joy, happiness, family and great food! It’s easier than you think; just remember the ‘5 R’s’ Refuse-Reduce-Reuse-Recycle and Rot!

Christmas Wrapping

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Christmas wrapping can be expensive, wasteful of natural resources as you use the paper and often don’t recycle it, plus you have to go to shop and carry it back home which is adding unnecessary labour to an already busy time of year! Our family solution for super-personalised Christmas gift-wrapping is to use our kids’ artwork. At home, we have notebooks full of painted, crayoned, and sticker-adorned drawings that grandparents LOVE and we find that family members will really appreciate the personal touch!

Alternatively, if you feel that not everyone would appreciate your child’s ‘art’, then a cheap pashmina or beautiful piece of fabric from Sham Shui Po or The Lanes in Central makes for a beautiful, and reusable, giftwrap. Call this the Hong Kong version of Japanese Furoshiki!

This link shows you how to wrap presents the Furoshiki way… sadly our end result is not so sophisticated!

Christmas Ornaments

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We like to give ornaments made from salt dough as a little pre-Christmas gift – mainly to grandparents, who use them to decorate the tree. These are great fun to make with your kids for an afternoon activity, cheap, and a lovely personal touch to share with family members that are also ultimately biodegradable!

Last year, each of our 3 children made a handprint in salt dough and then painted them in festive colours. We wrote each child’s name on their ornament and both sets of grandparents loved them and gave them pride of place on their Christmas trees! We made an extra set for ourselves, I cannot wait to get them out this year to compare how the handprints have grown!

Here is a great link for inspiration for your salt dough ornaments.

Christmas Tree

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Some people think that it’s tacky to have a plastic Christmas tree in their home. But as a sustainable solution, a plastic tree is the only real solution here in Hong Kong, and it can be as beautiful as you make it!

Natural Christmas trees sold in Hong Kong are usually shipped from the US and are usually cut, without roots and pots, and thus cannot be replanted, This just adds to our already bursting-at-the-seams landfill sites.

Although plastic as a ‘green’ option may seem like an oxymoron, after some thought, we bought a second hand plastic tree five years ago and have been using it every year since. Our tree is still in perfect shape and I am sure that it will last us another 10-15 years.

Image sourced via Pinterest

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