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For a more eco-friendly decorative approach, avoid single-use products such as tinsel and glitter. Instead, try to use natural products. For example, learn how to create a Christmas wreath at “Make a Wildlife-Friendly Christmas Wreath” (BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, 2019). In essence, try to make homemade decorations in preference of buying ones, if possible. This way you can guarantee they are coming from a natural source and can be reused for years to come.
Some more ideas can be found at Russ E, “Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor, Recycled Crafts and Edible Decorations” (Lushome - Modern Interior Design and Decor, 2009).
For decorative lighting, LED lights are the more environmental friendly option.
It is best to avoid battery operated items.
If using candles, go for beeswax & soy wax instead of paraffin wax or palm oil based candles.
Siegle L, “The Burning Issue of Wax” (The Guardian, 2011)
Thomas P, “Behind the Label: Candles” (The Ecologist, 2008)