The best Christmas crackers for 2020 Credit: Getty Christmas crackers are a fun and easy way to brighten up even the dullest of gatherings - and we consider it an essential part of the festive period. Building on Waitrose & Partners’ pledge to phase out plastic glitter from its own-label cards, wrap, crackers, tags, flowers and plants by Christmas 2020, John Lewis & … John Lewis Partnership, which includes John Lewis and Waitrose, announced on Monday that for Christmas 2020, their crackers will instead be filled with toys made from recyclable materials. Photograph: Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty Images/Hoxton The retailers will announce on Monday that they would switch next year to crackers filled with toys and other items made from recyclable materials such as metal and paper, with the cardboard wrappers … ... John Lewis Christmas ad: Socially distanced crackers . John Lewis and Waitrose are to stop selling Christmas crackers containing plastic toys and puzzles as part of a drive to reduce single-use plastics – but not until 2020.. Waitrose and John Lewis are to stop selling Christmas crackers containing plastic toys from 2020 as part of plans to cut down on single-use plastic. The John Lewis/ Waitrose ad for Christmas 2020 pulls at the heartstrings from a safe social distance. The John Lewis Partnership – which includes John Lewis and Waitrose – has announced that it is to ban Christmas crackers containing plastic toys in a bid to be more eco-friendly. Free delivery - T&Cs apply. Plastic expert tests popular Christmas cracker sets for their environmental impact. With the recent news that, from 2020, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners will stop selling Christmas crackers containing plastic toys, the pressure is on for other UK retailers to follow suit and reduce their environmental impact. All of the real Christmas trees sold in John Lewis are grown in the UK and all of its tinsel is made in Wales. ... Our Christmas 2020 range has now sold out online, but you'll still find a selection in your local Waitrose until the end of … Browse the Christmas Decorations section at Waitrose & Partners and buy high quality Christmas Crackers & Decorations products today. The retailer claims these are currently its most popular crackers. John Lewis and Waitrose will fill Christmas crackers with items made from recyclable materials such as metal and paper from 2020. For Christmas 2020 their crackers will contain toys made from recyclable materials such as metal and paper, decorated with embossing and other techniques rather than plastic glitter. The likes of Waitrose and John Lewis are joining the campaign against single-use plastic by removing it from their crackers by Christmas 2020.