Brisbane residents are being reminded to stay sustainable this holiday season to ensure our city stays clean and green as the festive cheer is dialled up.
There are many easy things we can do to make all our Christmas celebrations more sustainable while still having a good time.
Studies show that nationally our rubbish volume increases by around 30 per cent at Christmas, though it’s pleasing to note that in Brisbane, our increase is about 8 per cent during December.
We can all play a part in celebrating sustainability. Just a few small changes can make a big difference, like gathering the wrapping paper to put into the recycling bin and considering using alternative wrapping like making your own.
We all know how easy it can be to get swept up in the season but staying aware and sustainably minded simply requires a little extra planning and creativity.
Fight festive food waste by asking guests to bring their own container so you can share leftovers with everyone. Or check out our leftover recipes in our Love Food Hate Waste program.
Another effortless way to reduce the amount of food going into your bins on 26 December is to plan your Christmas Day menu and shop from a pre-prepared shopping list.
Not only will you save money, but you’ll also reduce the stress of hosting and make your trip to the supermarket quicker.
Bins will be serviced as normal during the festive seasons and our resource recovery centres at Nudgee, Ferny Grove, Willawong and Chandler will also remain open from 6.30am to 5.45pm every day, excluding Christmas Day,” Cr Davis said.
Council’s Treasure Troves at Geebung and Acacia Ridge will be open every weekend from 8.00am to 4.00pm each day, excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
And if you’re disposing of batteries, please collect them and take them to a battery recycling outlet including Council’s resource recovery centres or retailers like Officeworks.
For more tips on creating a clean and green Brisbane all year round, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au and select the ‘Clean and Green’ tab or call Council on 07 3403 8888.
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