Recycling at Christmas

Macbeth specialise in insurance for recycling companies. Here however are few interesting facts about recycling at Christmas.

One billion Christmas cards ended up in waste bins in the UK this year. One tree is needed to make three thousand cards.

We used 500 million more aluminium can drinks over Christmas.

Over 3 thousand tonnes of aluminium foil was used to wrap food in.

An extra 750 million glass bottles and jars were used over Christmas and New Year.

We use approximately 83km2 of wrapping paper.

8 billion Christmas trees were used last year and most of them were thrown away.

The amount of plastic that was thrown away in the UK last year was equivalent to 50,000 polar bears.

An incredible 9,000 tonnes of extra rubbish is created every year from Christmas trees, that’s almost five times the weight of the London Eye.

Happy Christmas from all at Macbeth’s

Author: Tony Gibbs | December 18th, 2011

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Tony Gibbs
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