Over the Christmas period we produce a lot of rubbish and it is therefore essential that we try to reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible. Overflowing dustbins and extra bags of refuse are a common sight in the streets after Christmas. Just look at some of the facts:
The Royal Mail delivers around 150 million cards and packets each day during the pre-Christmas period.
It is estimated that up to 1 billion Christmas cards (17 for every man, woman and child) could end up in bins across the UK.
It is estimated that over Christmas as much as 83 square km of wrapping paper will end up in UK rubbish bins, enough to cover an area larger than Guernsey.
We use approximately an extra 750 million bottles and glass containers, and 500 million drinks cans and about 20% to 30% more glass and cans are collected each year over the Christmas period.
Cards and wrapping paper are easy to recycle In support of the Woodland Trust, you can recycle the cards at participating stores (TK Maxx, Home Serve and M&S).