Love Christmas Hate Waste

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, 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 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

Gift suggestions

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

Party Portions

Savvy storage

6 17 – 23 December Making a list and checking it twice Shopping lists

Creative dinners

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

Unwanted gifts

New habits

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


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