Staff at Household Recycling Centres in Kings Norton Birmingham
sorting out recycling waste today, 27 December 2011 after the Christmas period. Christmas can be a fun time for most of us but the amount of extra waste created over the festive period really is no joke! Altogether, more than three million tonnes of waste is created in the UK every Christmas. Between 20 per cent and 30 per cent more glass, jars and bottles are collected over the Christmas period plus it is estimated 125,000 tonnes of plastic packaging are thrown away and 4,200 tonnes of aluminium foil is thrown away in the UK each Christmas.
(Photo:Anita Maric/ Newsteam)