Christmas Wrapping…

2. Christmas Wrapping... |  © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1000055

“Bah Humbug, now that’s too strong!
‘Cause it is my favorite holiday
But all this year’s been a busy blur
Don’t think I have the energy
To add to my already mad rush…”    Listen HERE

Facts About Christmas Waste

  • 300,000 tonnes of card packaging is used at Christmas; enough to cover London’s famous landmark, Big Ben, almost 260,000 times
  • 1 billion cards end up in the bin, when they could be recycled
  • The amount of wrapping paper used for presents is enough to wrap around the equator 9 times
  • 227,000 miles of wrapping paper is thrown away
  • 6 million Christmas trees are discarded every year
  • 250 tonnes of Christmas trees are thrown away after Christmas, when they could be used for compost
  • Approximately 2 million turkeys, 74 million mince pies and 17.2 million Brussel sprouts are thrown away every Christmas
  • 13,350 tonnes of glass are thrown out in the UK after Christmas.
  • Over the festive season the UK creates 30 per cent more waste than usual, including two million turkeys and six million Christmas trees

 

 

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  1. Check out the recycling area in the Waitrose car park! Never seen so much stuff piled up since the infamous bin strikes of the 70s. Maybe the recyclers are already struggling to cope.

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