How To Have An Eco-Friendly Christmas & Recycle That Festive Waste

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This pandemic-filled festive season feels like the perfect excuse for excess. But between all the mince pies, Christmas drinks, gifts and tinsel, it’s not only the most wonderful time of the year but the most wasteful, too. Not to you know, add any more to your already overfull plate of stresses this year but UK households generate 30% more waste over the Christmas period, and the amount of wrapping paper thrown away in the UK alone would stretch to the moon.
According to a survey by sustainable packaging initiative Beyond the Box, 60% of people admit they don't know what can and can't be recycled at Christmas time - and so we're here to help.
It’s totally understandable that between being stranded from your family and worrying about Brexit, you might not have had time to research the most sustainable options available. Fifty-three percent of Brits admit that it's sometimes easier to throw things in the bin rather than work out whether they can be recycled and so we’ve done the work for you. If you’re dreaming of a white green Christmas, read on for our top five eco-friendly festive tips.

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