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Digital Subscriptions > Simply Vegan > Jan 2019 > How to have an ETHICAL CHRISTMAS


Fed up with festive waste, unwanted gifts and a desolate bank balance? Tiffany Francis shows us how to reclaim the season of love and generosity with these simple ideas


Find an RSPB Pull -a -Pine event near you
Images: Terry Bagley

Did you know that six million Christmas trees are thrown away every year in the UK alone? Avoid waste, save money and help wildlife conservation by sourcing your tree from one of the RSPB’s ‘Pull a Pine’ events taking place every December across the country. Britain has some of the best preserved heathland habitat in the world, but pine trees are an invasive species and need to be removed. Every year, visitors are encouraged to chop down their own wild pine tree for Christmas, helping you to protect nature and avoid having to fork out for a shop-bought Christmas tree. Visit for more information.

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Create a new kind of Christmas! We bring you the best meat-free recipes, including Gas Oakley's ultimate vegan roast, along with tips for making your celebrations more ethical and less wasteful. This issue we also put vegan cheese to the test, review upscale restaurant chains and shop the best cruelty-free winter boots. If you're thinking about giving Veganuary a go, we have all the advice you need to make a success of plant-based eating – it's easier than you think! PLUS Don't miss your chance to win a year's worth of Holland & Barrett products worth £420…