We will create 3 million tonnes of rubbish this Christmas in Britain – the equivalent of 400,000 double-decker buses. Over half of this could be recycled. Where is it going to go otherwise? A little thought and preparation can make this year a Greener Christmas.
Recycle properly – It is estimated that we could use an extra 750 million bottles and 500 million drinks cans over Christmas. Make sure all your empty cans, bottles and jars find their way to your recycling bin. Rinse and recycle your aluminium foil; that too can go in your green bin as can wrapping paper and cardboard boxes. For more information on recycling check out www.recyclenow.com
Christmas dinner scraps – if you really can’t eat any more then use your left overs creatively. Visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for brilliant recipes and cooking tips for left overs such as turkey and ham pie. Turn your peelings & scraps into compost for a blooming marvellous garden next summer!
With a little thought you could reduce the waste going in your bin by over 20%.