As I walk down the high street, I see people going wild for the Jubilee bunting, paper cups, flags to go in the top of cup cakes, Union Jack hats, mugs with the Queen’s face on (official and unofficial)… and the list goes on.
This is one weekend, and yes a celebration that doesn’t come along too often, but I can’t help but cringe that come Tuesday morning landfills around the UK are going to be full of red, white and blue.
If you want to combat this, and I hope it’s not too late, then here are our suggestions for having an eco Jubilee;
Reduce! Are you yet to buy your Jubilee decorations then please ask the question if it’s really necessary? Can you buy one thing? Save some money and save some waste!
Reuse! What do you have around the house that can be used to make decorations? Old clothes, cards from birthdays gone by? The Jubilee has a community feel about it so get everyone together and make things!
After the big day, if you don’t think you’ll have a need for your Union Jack bunting again, then some other people may. Think local community centres, local schools… ask around and see if people will take your bits and bobs from you.
Recycle! If you must buy everything Union Jack related then at least check that they can be recycled. If they can’t then think again!
These a few suggestions from the Hello Eco Living office… have a fantastic bank holiday!
Laura heads up our editorial team here at Hello Eco Living. She's the youngest member of her WI, loves the great outdoors and new adventures!