East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority

’tis the Season to Recycle

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or so they say, but for the bins it’s a different story…

Did you know we create more than 100,000 tonnes of plastic waste on Christmas Day alone? And it doesn’t stop there – it’s estimated 1 BILLION Christmas cards will end up in the bin too… that’s the equivalent of 33 million trees.

We hate to be the bearer of bad new so, as always, we bring good tidings of great joy! Here you’ll find lots of useful information on know to have a less wasteful Christmas :)

christmas-dinner-2428029_1920Too Good to Waste

There’s no denying that most of us pile up our plates on Christmas day; making the saying ‘your eyes are bigger than your belly’ entirely true and whilst we scrap off our left overs into the bin do we really spare a thought for food waste at Christmas? Now’s the time we should, with an eye watering equivalent of 260,000 turkeys estimated to be wasted each year wasted food is top of our agenda! So this year our top tips to you are…
PLAN WELL – write a list and check it twice, if you don’t need it don’t buy it.
GET CREATIVE IN THE KITCHEN – there are tonnes of ‘left-over’ themed recipes online to try.
ICE ICE BABY – check your dates and, if you can, freeze when possible.  It’s also a great way to make those left overs last that bit longer!

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RECYCLING IN YOUR BOROUGH THIS CHRISTMAS


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