Christmas Waste Unwrapped in the UK [Infographic + Tips]

Mattress Online have unwrapped the true scale of Christmas overspending, discovering that Brits will throw away a huge 275,613 tonnes of waste every year. Food and drink packaging tips the scales for the most waste, with over 1490,000 tonnes being binned, whilst 50,544 tonnes of food is wasted every festive season.

Christmas trees are high on the list too as 3/4 admit their tree goes to landfill. But even decorations are a serious culprit – Brits bin 68,488 miles of Christmas lights, enough to travel up the UK 78 times.

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Paper Recycling [Infographic]

In the United States, 67.2% of the paper consumed is recovered. There are things we can do to ensure people keep recycling more paper and there really is still a lot of work to do. Find out what you can and can’t recycle in the visual asset.

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Sustainable Packaging [Infographic]

Apple and Coca-Cola are among the multinational brands who have actively taken steps towards packaging sustainability, a concept which should be at the forefront of all businesses. Among the most sustainable packaging materials is polyethylene (PE) foam, a fully reusable and recyclable product which is inexpensive and readily available, as well as being very easy to customise to a specific shape. The use of such materials is the way forward for companies wishing to enhance their brand image through active engagement in sustainable packaging practices.

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Types of Plastics + Meanings [Infographic]

I found this infographic very informative and useful. The aim of this, originally, is to know which plastic is “best for you”. We, at ecogreenlove, think plastic is no good for anybody since is at the moment out of our hands and polluting our bodies and our planet. But, is important to know the different types of plastic and the meaning behind those numbers inside of the “Recycling” symbol to know what and why we should avoid them.

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Green Documentaries: The Clean Bin Project

Remember back in October we shared the Just Eat It documentary about food waste? One fellow blogger (Nadine from Zero Journey) let us know they were the creators of this docu about consumerism and waste (which I hadn’t seen it back then). So, highly recommended if you are starting a zero-waste journey!

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