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.
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!