Recycling at Christmas

Christmas is a time of giving and receiving and for some, indulging in eating, drinking and spending!  So much at Christmas is used just once leading to huge amounts of waste being produced in just one day. 

The good news is that most of this packaging can be recycled – even your Christmas tree. If we actively get involved it means less waste going to landfill sites, reduces the demand for virgin materials worldwide and protects our environment.

When we recycle, we reduce water and air pollution as there is no need to extract, refine or process raw materials. We also save energy which in turn reduces greenhouse gases and helps to combat climate change. Let us give the planet the greatest gift this Christmas by reducing our waste and increasing our recycling. 

We have collated everything you need to help you recycle, reduce and reuse over Christmas in our recently updated briefing paper.