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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Zero Waste Homes [Infographic]

The whole zero waste movement is a relatively new phenomenon but it’s one that is greatly welcomed. As citizens of our planet, it is fundamental that we understand that our behaviours every single day can have repercussions for the environment. If we take control and even try to amend our ways one step at a time eg ditch the disposable coffee cups, it can make a difference especially for the future and for our kids.

The guys in EZ Living Interiors have put together this infographic below outlining everything you need to know about Zero Waste Homes and how to achieve same. It also outlines the reasons why someone should strive for a zero waste home; it explains the hierarchy of a zero waste home; it details the 5 R’s of zero waste and it also focuses on 5 actionable ways to reduce waste. Check out the full infographic below.

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Best Eco-friendly Rug materials for your Home

What eco-friendly materials are best for your rug?

As pollution indoors can be higher than pollution outdoors due to toxic gases emitted from the furniture and floor coverings, we should consider carefully what materials are used in the production of our furniture as well as rugs. Rugs that are made of natural fibers are not synthetic or chemically treated and they are derived from plants. Many of them are also made with renewable resources. Some of the most environmentally friendly rug materials are wool, cotton, hemp, jute, bamboo and a few others.

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Giving Tuesday πŸ’š

As you know, ecogreenlove is a completely free website that offers information, tips and guide to live a more sustainable life. We are two persons doing everything: from research, design, P.R. to social media management. We don’t receive money from products, services or post contributions. We only monetize our website through ads from WordPress.

We have been doing this for over 4 years now, so if you like our content and would like to support us and help us continue improving, growing and doing what we are passionate about (sharing constructive, realistic information on how to live a healthier, better lifestyle without harming the planet on our everyday), please consider clicking the button below to give us a small monetary contribution.

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The Eco-Adventure Time: How Experiencing the Outdoors benefits the Environment and your Wellbeing

People are predominantly visual beings. We rely heavily on what we see to form our opinions and grasp the world that surrounds us. It is an important evolutionary tool, but it has been a double-edged sword. Hence we reach a particularly incendiary topic these days: climate change.

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