5 things to ask yourself before you buy

• It’s easy to buy more responsibly this Christmas. Just ask yourself these 5 questions
• #1 How sustainable is this? What’s it made of? What’s the energy efficiency rating?
• #2 Can I find this second hand? You may find the same for much less
• #3 How long will it be loved for? Choose things which will last
• #4 Who made it? Can the brand you’re buying from guarantee that everyone in the supply chain was paid fairly and had safe working conditions?
• #5 Do I really need it? Check what you already have
For more tips on how to have a cleaner, greener Christmas visit www.edinburgh.gov.uk/GreenChristmas