Christmas crackers

Find out how to reduce, reuse, recycle and dispose of christmas crackers.


If your family or friends don’t particularly like Christmas crackers (and the waste they can create), consider not having them and having an alternative table activity or homemade gift for your guests?


Can you save the cardboard of the crackers to make Christmas cards or decorations next year?


You can recycle the cardboard element of crackers (apart from glittered or foil effect and please remove any ribbons and the cracker snaps):


Do not put glittered, or foil effect crackers in the household recycling bin.

This is because they can contaminate the paper product for the recycling mills. You can put these types of crackers: