Sunday, December 25, 2005

Green Costs of Christmas in UK

  • 200,000 trees are felled to supply 1.7bn Christmas cards sent in the UK
  • 40,000 trees are used to make 8,000 tonnes of wrapping paper used for presents
  • Nearly 6m Christmas trees end up in landfill sites every January
  • The UK throws out 3m tonnes of extra waste over Christmas
(Source: BBC)

whew! What abt the giant guzzler, the United States? 2m trees for cards, 60m christmas trees and 30m tonnes of extra waste? Probably much higher!

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