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5 Reasons Why It's Time To Bin Wrapping Paper This Christmas


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5 Reasons Why It's Time To Bin Wrapping Paper This Christmas

 

"Whilst it totally understand this and the need to protect our environment, I really cant see any meaningful change occurring in my lifetime! Rob" .

1. Keep Rolling.

The UK gets through 100 million rolls of wrapping paper each Christmas - approximately 227,000 miles of the pretty paper stuff. That’s enough to wrap the equator nine times.

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2. It's not like other paper
As you’re slumped on the sofa half covered in discarded wrapping paper, while the cat settles down under it for a snooze, it’s tempting to think that it can all be bundled up and shoved in the recycling bin. Sadly, that’s not the case.

The Sellotape, plastic ribbons and metallic or glitter on the paper generally make it impossible to recycle so the only option is landfill or incineration.

3. Think of the trees
While we might all print less at work and send less letters, Christmas time sees us all go a little crazy on the paper front.

It’s estimated by DEFRA that around 50,000 trees are cut down each year to make enough paper to wrap our presents.

The UK’s Committee on Climate Change released a report in 2018 that said we need to commit to planting twice as many trees by 2020 to help capture carbon and slow down the impact of climate change.

4. Think of the emissions
Most of the UK’s paper comes from Scandinavia so each roll of wrapping paper has an air mile footprint, while Greenpace found that the production process emits 3.5kg of CO2 to make one kilogram of wrapping paper.

5. Stop the sticky tape
Wrapping paper needs Sellotape / sticky tape to hold it together which isn’t recyclable. If you’re trying to do a plastic free Christmas then don’t fall down at the last hurdle over the sticky stuff.

Small bits of plastic like sticky tape often end up in the sea, breaking down into microplastics and infecting our food chains, waterways and marine wildlife.

Why does this matter again? There are eight million tonnes of plastic in our oceans.

 

SOURCE - WRAG WRAP

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In the words of Don Meredith from Monday night football!!!

“You can take me now Lord, I’ve seen enough!” 

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Another gloom, doom & guilt news article about Christmas - they come earlier and earlier every year.  A lot of it is fake news, including my old favorite, "Make $10K a Year Playing Santa Claus!" which is due to be reprinted in your trashier news sites any time soon...

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