Reduce My Rubbish
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Christmas is a time to celebrate with friends and family, often involving lots of extravagance. We normally spend excessively on gifts for friends and family, all of which need to be wrapped, and we send cards to everyone we know just to let them know we are thinking of them during this time. Often, we are enticed by shiny new gift and homeware, decorations and treats all wrapped up in festive packaging.
However, the festivities come at a waste cost on top of emptying our wallets and expanding our waistlines! On average an extra 30% of rubbish is produced and discarded over the holiday season! This includes enough wrapping paper to reach the moon.
Christmas doesn’t have to be a time of unwanted gifts, discarded wrapping paper and overflowing rubbish bins.
We have put together some helpful hints and tips on how you can cut the waste that ends up in your rubbish bin and going to landfill.
Take a look below at how you can reduce waste and recycle more this Christmas, find out how you can tell if your wrapping paper is recyclable but giving it the Scrunch Test, learn how you can be more responsible with Christmas cards, save money and reduce waste with our food tips and eco-friendly alternatives this festive period.
Over the festive period it is important to continue to recycle. As always keep your recycling clean, dry and loose, many Christmas items can be popped into your recycling bin.
Here is what Christmas related waste you can recycle: