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Casepak Xmas wish list

‘Tis the season to sort your recycling!

Christmas is undoubtedly a wonderful time of year and many people’s favourite holiday, but it is also one of the most wasteful. Each year the festive period creates a huge rise in the volume of waste materials being disposed of by UK households and businesses.

Every year at Christmas, Brits send more than one billion Christmas cards, use 227,000 miles of wrapping paper, consume 189 million batteries, and discard around 500 tonnes of Christmas lights and 3,000 tonnes of turkey packaging. While it’s hard to imagine the holidays without traditions like giving presents and enjoying gargantuan helpings of Christmas dinner, it’s no surprise that all this merry excess creates a whole heap of extra rubbish.

Indeed, the festive period sees a 30% increase in the volume of rubbish produced and discarded during compared to the rest of the year (equating to an extra 3 million tonnes of waste).

The good news is that much of this material can be recycled through your local authority collections. To help households to maximise the quality of their recycling and enable them to minimise their environmental impact during the holiday period, Casepak has produced a handy guide to Christmas Recycling Dos and Don’ts.

All we want for Christmas is…

Bah Humbug! to the following materials which, unfortunately, cannot be recycled via your household collections yet…

Happy Christmas from team Casepak!