Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Wrap Want Us To Wrap Up

Only yesterday we were being told by the government how we should behave over the Christmas period to avoid accidents and now we have the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) telling us that we should not use wrapping paper for our presents but we should copy the Japanese and use cloth.

Apparently, as a nation, we send 10,734 tons of wrapping paper to landfill each year and a great deal of this contains 
non-paper additives such as gold and silver glitter. This means any put in the recycling bin results in the whole lot being contaminated and increasing the landfill figures.

Two points:

1. I wonder how much it cost to ascertain the amount of wrapping paper being discarded by the nation at this time of year and could not that money have been better spent.

2. Perhaps the Waste and Resources Action Programme would like to 'wrap up' (aka shut up) and just disappear out of our lives!

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