The quantity of waste generated this Christmas in Oxford has been revealed, with a complete of 670 tonnes of waste being dumped this week alone, based on a business waste assortment agency.
A nationwide on-line survey carried out by tradewaste.co.uk requested four,500 individuals in regards to the contents of their Christmas bins, with meals waste and meals packaging creating essentially the most waste this yr.
Charlotte Green, of tradewade,co.uk, stated: “Even with a barely toned-down Christmas this yr, everyone knows how full the bins get after Christmas – it’s now clear the massive environmental impression all this waste has. The numbers are merely astonishing – 4 tonnes of uneaten cheese chucked out for instance.
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A Christmas meals waste mountain in 2019
“People in Oxford seem to have taken to eating well this year, with lockdowns and all the doom and gloom – it seems comfort eating has become a national institution. However, nearly 11 tonnes of half-eaten mince pies where thrown out – seems a terrible shame to me.”
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According to the corporate, individuals in Oxford threw out 313 tonnes of meals packaging, 112 tonnes of leftover Christmas dinners, 11 tonnes of leftover mince pies and 4 tonnes of cheese.
It just isn’t solely leftover meals waste which is filling Oxford bins – wrapping paper, playing cards, decorations and of course Christmas bushes are all being thrown out this week.
Much of the waste created at Christmas will be recycled.
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