Festive facts…

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Christmas tree (large version) Did you know in the UK…?

  • 500 tonnes of Christmas tree lights are discarded over Christmas – if they are in good working order why not donate them to charity instead?
  • 13,350 tonnes of glass is thrown out at Christmas – from champagne and sherry bottles to mincemeat and cranberry sauce jars. Recycling all of them could save the 4,200 tonnes of CO2 equivalent being produced –that’s like taking around 1300 cars off the road!
  • 4,500 tonnes of tin foil is thrown away over the festive period
  • 250 tonnes of Christmas trees that could have been recycled are simply thrown out afterwards – Check here to see if your district or borough council is running a special Christmas tree kerbside collection or take it down to your nearest household recycling centre.

If you need to find out whether something can be recycled or not, check out the Recycle Now (opens in a new window) guide.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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