Make Memories

Not Waste

We are asking West Sussex residents to #MakeMemoriesNotWaste this year, and to look at ways of reducing consumption over Christmas whilst still giving wonderful, thoughtful gifts.

This page features ideas from the Waste Prevention Team on how to make presents, or create experiences, as an alternative to buying new items. The campaign is based around the ‘Ethical Hierarchy of Giving’, as well as looking to reduce waste and the use of single use plastics or unwanted – and often non-recyclable – packaging.

Make sure that you are following @WSRecycles on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook where we are running an exciting competition for West Sussex residents - to win a £50 experience voucher - by showing us how you are making memories, not waste this Christmas. To see the entries, and submit your own ideas use #MakeMemoriesNotWaste on social media. The competition will be open until January so that we don't ruin any Christmas surprises, and full terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of this page.

How To Guides:

Click on the images below to download helpful "how to" guides, to help you create beautiful gifts and treats for your friends and family;

Mini Bunting

Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake

Beeswax Wraps

Christmas Ring Decorations

 Homemade Christmas Crackers

Potato Printed Wrapping Paper

Banana Loaf Cake

You can also download a copy of the competition terms and conditions here