UK for biodegradable Christmas decorations

Published: Friday 15 December 2006

Recycling The UK

Turn off the lights, turn down the heating, and stay at home is a Christmas present that even Scrooge might not have approved of. But British environmentalists eager to capitalise on a wave of eco-awareness sweeping in the country are bent on outdoing Dickens. The glittering fairies, and baubles that traditionally adorn the Christmas tree should be shunned in favour of edible and biodegradable decorations such as popcorn or fruit which can be fed to the birds afterwards, say the environmentalists. According to the campaign group, Friends of the Earth, the equivalent of 248,000 trees could be saved if Britons recycled the estimated 744 million Christmas cards sent each year.

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