The most searched for what to do with list

Last Christmas WRAP - the national waste advisory group - produced a list of the most popular items people search for after Christmas to find out how to dispose of fo them. Below you will find the list as well as advice from us about whether they can be recycled or need to be disposed of in a different way. Wrapping paper – if it scrunche...
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Don't let your festive food go to waste

According to Love Food Hate Waste, more than a third of us admit we throw away more food at Christmas than at any other time of the year. In fact, the UK throws out the equivalent of: 2 million turkeys5 million Christmas puddings74 million mince pies That's a lot of wasted energy and water needed to make that food, as well as your money, going in t...
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A Christmas jumper is for life

Christmas jumpers have joined mince pies, ice skating and Noddy Holder in becoming an integral part of the festive season. Sadly, they are also adding to the shocking environmental damage Christmas does too. In the UK we spend about £220 million on Christmas jumpers but according to the environmental charity Hubbub, a quarter of them end up in the ...
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The great Christmas tree debate

Should you buy a real Christmas tree or an artificial one? In terms of waste prevention, opting for a plastic tree may seem the obvious way to go as if you look after it, then it can be used again and again. In comparison, about 250 tonnes of Christmas trees end up in landfill each year, even though there are better ways to dispose of them. However...
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Alternative advent calendars, wrapping paper and other tips

Here are a few ideas to help you apply the reduce, reuse and recycle principles to the spirit of the festive season. Advent calendars They are great fun and the chocolate ones are very tasty but do create waste in terms of the cardboard outer box, foil cover and plastic inner. So why not make your own this year? Make it reusable and you can use it ...
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Your naughty and nice Christmas recycling guide

Here is our guide to help you get your recycling right and cut your waste this Christmas. Visit what can i put in my green bin for information about all the items you can recycle at home. The Nice List These go in your green bin/clear sack or can be taken to a Household Recycling Centre where indicated. Wrapping paper – if it is not glittery or met...
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