and protect the planet this Christmas
Did you know?...
...that around a billion Christmas cards are sold each year, involving 300,000 tonnes of card packaging? And that we throw away 227,000 miles of wrapping paper over the festive period?
...that the carbon footprint of a 2 metre Christmas tree is 16kg, and that we discard 6 million Christmas trees every year?
...not only this, but around 7.5 million mince pies (and the foil they come in) end up in the bin, and the number of brussels sprouts wasted over Christmas could power a home for 3 years.
...it's estimated that around 117,000 tonnes of plastic packaging goes unrecycled in the UK at Christmas, not to mention the tinsel, baubles, crackers and unwanted gifts that end up in land-fill every year.