West London Waste are looking for individuals, couples and families to challenge themselves to Love Christmas and Hate Waste this festive season.
For 10 weeks, throughout the preparation, festivities and recovery WLWA will be with you every step of the way to help you to avoid waste of things, effort and money. Each week you will be provided with ideas, tips and support to help you get the most from your time, money and the holidays with little or no increase in the amount of rubbish that goes in your bin.
Anyone can challenge themselves as there’ll be loads of information on the website for you to read but WLWA are looking to give extra support to anyone who takes this challenge and writes about their progress on our facebook page and website. A short profile about you will be featured on www.westlondonwaste.gov.uk, you can choose what you do each week and tell us all about how you are being kind on your pocket and having an environmentally friendly Christmas.
If you’d like to undertake to Love Christmas and Hate Waste get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8814 9801.
|Week||Dates||Topic||What does this involve|
|1||12 – 18 November||The Basics||What’s in the bin?
How to reduce and re-use
Recycling is easy
|2||19 – 25 November||Buy Nothing Challenge||Eating from the freezer
Store cupboard staples
Planning for Christmas
Borrowing, lending and sharing
|3||26 Nov – 2 December||Thrifty Gifty||Packaging
The wonder of second hand
Repair a present
New gifts from old – recycled and re-used presents
|4||3 – 9 December||Handbags and Gladrags||Party clothes without the party price tag
Making your clothes unique
Fancy dressing up
|5||10 – 16 December||Festive Food||Planning to fit all the food in the fridge
|6||17 – 23 December||Making a list and checking it twice||Shopping lists
Last minute stocking fillers
|7||24 – 30 December||Lovely Leftovers||Exciting dishes from leftovers
Party portion planning
|8||31 Dec – 6 January||New Year Fresh Start||De-clutter
|9||7 – 13 January||The final countdown||Christmas trees
Make the most of your recycling services
Give electrical items a new lease of life Give and Take
|10||14 – 20 January||Retail Therapy||Second hand bargains