The environmental Christmas Tree tradition is growing

ere have been great discussions this year as people become more environmentally conscious around the Christmas tree tradition. What is better for the planet – artificial or real? We have seen a new wave of innovation year on year as many have shunned the two traditional routes and created their own style of tree. Now that we all have our trees up and are counting down until Santa arrives, we wanted to show your our favourite eco trees this holiday season.

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How to make your own environmentally friendly Christmas crackers

This Christmas avoid bringing unwanted plastic toys into your home and make your own Christmas crackers. No one ever really uses a mini set of cards, puzzle pieces, moustache combs or packs of dice. It is really easy to make your own crackers and fill them with goodies that your family will enjoy.

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Quick vegan: Vegan Gravy

The Christmas lights and adverts are everywhere. One thing we are all looking forward to is Christmas Dinner. Many traditional gravy recipes use animal fats and vegetarian granules are processed and sometimes bland. Here we have our tried and tested vegan gravy which we will be pouring over our spuds on the 25th.

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E.C.O.’s Christmas gift guide – save money and the planet

This Christmas we want to help you buy useful presents for your loved ones and hopefully save some money (and the planet) along the way. According to a survey 60 million unwanted presents will be given this Christmas, big hitters include bathing products, films and box sets, candles, chocolate and socks.

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Weekly E.C.O. news roundup

Your weekly roundup of the top eco stories from the last 7 days. This week includes eco cars, christmas menus, new beetle discoveries, breaking down plastic and inevitably Trump has done something stupid.

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