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Christmas waste: 6 obscene facts you didn’t know

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You’ve opened your presents, tucked into your turkey, indulged yourself on endless chocolates and drunk one too many glasses of wine. Christmas Day is over for another year, and now it’s time to clean up.

But what happens to the piles of wrapping paper, sweet wrappers and uneaten brussels sprouts? Guaranteed Leaflet Distribution has created an infographic, based on research by Wrap, detailing just how much is wasted over the festive period.

It also gives eight handy tips on how to make your Christmas a little bit greener, which complement the suggestions in our Guide to Sustainable Spending 2013.

Christmas Waste – 6 Obscene Facts You Didn’t Know [Infographic] by the team at Guaranteed Leaflet Distribution

Further reading:

Tesco to put ‘ugly’ fruit and veg on special offer to cut waste

TSB poll: Christmas shoppers opting for local firms over large retailers

Christmas shoppers turn to charity shops as budgets remain squeezed

How Britain’s biggest supermarkets fare on sustainability

The Guide to Sustainable Spending 2013

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