Post Christmas recycling Do's!
Author: Zo Zhou
Found yourself with a bigger pile of wrapping paper, Christmas cards and a tree that's quickly starting to droop? Here are a few ways to ensure none of it goes to landfill:
Paper wrapping can be easily recycled in your kerbside, or used for arts and crafts. While that foily plastic isn't the easiest to recycle, it can usually be reused fairly easily, so stash it away for wrapping your own gifts next year. The same can be said of those pretty Christmas bags and fabric wrap. Check out these tips for smarter wrapping next year.
These can be easily recycled in your kerbside recycling, but if you think it's a shame to throw them all out, you can re-use them for decorating next year! Check out these tips for giving your Christmas cards a second life.
Your tree could do a valuable service for the soil. Find out if your local council will mulch your tree by popping your postcode in here.
Have even more leftovers than you thought you would? Put a shout out to friends and family and see if anyone would like to avoid cooking the next few days. YourFork.com and LeftoverSwap.com may also be able to help you out. If anything is developing green fuzz though, pop it in the compost.
Unsure if that mountain of plastic wrap is recyclable (it probably is!)? Find out by searching RecyclingNearYou.