Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year. We are surrounded by presents, food and most importantly, family and friends.
However, Christmas is also an extremely wasteful time of year.
We spend hundreds of pounds on food and drink, only to throw large amounts away. The average household throws away 30% more at Christmas than throughout the rest of the year.
On average, an unbelievable 226,800 miles of wrapping paper is thrown away each year.
This year why not help our environment by recycling your wrapping paper? It can be reprocessed back into packaging, extending its lifespan for years to follow.
Around 1 billion Christmas cards are thrown away each year.
The majority of Christmas cards are paper-based and can be recycled, along with their envelopes. Some may believe that Christmas cards are an out of date notion. However, they are still widely used and will probably hang around for many years to come.
TIP: Create your own cards from recycled paper, fabrics and other items you might otherwise throw away.
A whopping 6 million Christmas trees are disposed of, every year.
Artificial Christmas trees are far more environmentally friendly, as they can be packed away and reused again each year. Alternatively, purchase a real tree with a healthy root ball and you can re-plant and reuse it again the following year – now that is a green Christmas.
Merry Christmas from all at GD and a Happy New Year!
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