Deanery Environment Group Top Advent Tips


The Deanery Environment Group have been looking for ways that we can all help to reuse and recycle this Christmas.

Each week of Advent we will be putting some small tips in the Deanery Newsletter which you are more than welcome to forward to your congregation or re-print in your own weekly newsletter.

Top festive recycling tips:

  1. Save space at home by dropping items at your local recycling centre

  2. Flatten cardboard boxes before recycling to save room in the recycling container.

  3. Remove ribbons, bows and other adornments before recycling wrapping paper.

  4. Remove all food from card and paper packaging before recycling.

  5. Do the scrunch test – if it scrunches it can be recycled; if it’s glittery it can’t; ribbons and bows cannot be recycled!

Tearing off the wrapping paper and opening the boxes is all part of the excitement on Christmas morning. The good news is, it’s easy to extend its usefulness by simply recycling it – enabling it to be turned back into packaging and used again.

Here are some thoughts about card to get you thinking as you write yours!

Card plays an important role in preventing damage to our products but did you know that a staggering 300,000 tonnes is used in UK households during the festive season – enough to wrap Big Ben almost 260,000 times!

Or, if we laid all the card packaging side by side, it would cover the return distance between London and Lapland over 100 times.

Big Ben
Did you know?  
At Christmas we consume enough card packaging to cover Giants Causeway over 1,800 times.
Did you know?
The amount of card used over Christmas
would wrap the Angel of the North
Did you know?
The card used over Christmas would cover the London Eye almost 50,000 times.
London Eye


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