GRAB a waste-free Christmas

Kerry MacKay. Beaches and Marine Litter Education Project Officer at The GRAB Trust.

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A charitable social enterprise, that has been providing activities in relation to recycling, litter and reuse in Argyll and Bute for 20 years, has produced a package to help people enjoy a waste-free Christmas.

The GRAB (Group for Recycling in Argyll and Bute) Trust has been working away, like Santa’s little elves, to create a whole pack of great festive tips, advice, fun activities and crafts so that members of the community can spoil their loved ones, without spoiling the planet.

Kerry MacKay, beaches and marine litter education project officer at the GRAB Trust said: ‘The UK throws away more than six million Christmas trees each year. That’s 9,000 tonnes or 750 double decker busses worth of waste.

‘The Waste Free Christmas presentation is packed with ideas and inspiration to help you reduce that waste this Christmas.

‘From waste free decorations and alternative trees, to meaningful gifts and re-usable wrapping. There is even a fun crafting activity to do with the kids.

‘We hope you enjoy the videos and have fantastic fun trying the activities. We’d love to see what you make so please share photos of your creations with us on Facebook.’

The GRAB Trust is asking youngsters taking part to follow their Facebook page @GRABbmlp and tag them in their festive craft post.

‘You could win a microscope set for your school,’ added Kerry.

For more information or to join the GRAB Trust visit the website at

All the videos and downloads are available from the GRAB Trust YouTube channel.