Christmas tree goes green…with plastic bottles!

A Christmas tree made from 600 green plastic bottles has been installed outside Crawley Library. The tree will stand through December and was designed by ‘rubbish artist’ Tracey Graham in 2013 to highlight recycling in West Sussex. The West Sussex Waste Prevention Team attended its unveiling to provide recycling and waste prevention tips for throughout the festive […]

Light your tree or go on a Christmas journey…

The amount of electricity spent lighting the UK’s Christmas trees might surprise you. If every one of the eight million Christmas trees in the country had its lights on for 12 hours a day through December, the amount of power used would be enough to send an electric vehicle (EV) around Earth 50 times. A Nissan Leaf EV […]

Don’t increase your ‘waste-line’ this Christmas, says DEFRA

People are being urged to play their part in saving the environment by recycling their waste this Christmas. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is suggesting householders to recycle glass bottles and cans from Christmas parties through kerbside collection schemes and local recycling points. ‘Real’ Christmas trees are also recyclable, with special […]