25.12.06

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High environmental price of a very merry Christmas

VIA Independent Online Edition By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor Published: 23 December 2006

"The UK waste fallout from 25 December 2006

* More than a billion Christmas cards - 17 for every man, woman and child - will be delivered this year. That's enough to stretch around the world five times.

* 52 square miles of wrapping paper - enough to gift-wrap Jersey - will be ripped off by Boxing Day.

* 125,000 tons of plastic packaging - equal to a million John Prescotts - will end up in the bin.

* Six million trees have been bought but only 1.2 million will be recycled. The rest will be left to rot or be thrown away.

* Shops sell 16 million turkeys and 830 million sprouts. Up to 40 per cent of festive food is wasted.

* Turkey foil wrap will create 3,000 tons of waste.

* Within three months, 41 per cent of the toys children receive will be broken. Most will go to the tip.

* Many will get the latest mobile phone but only 10 to 15 per cent are recycled"

Suomen luvut eivät ole tiedossani mutta samaa kaliiberia on jätekasa varmaan täälläkin. Huomioikaa että briteiltä menee 40% jouluruuastakin haaskioon. Törkeätä! Revittyyn ja rutattuun lahjapaperiin voisi kääräistä Jerseyn saaren. Kolmen kuukauden päästä 41 % tenavien leluista on lakannut toimimasta ja heitetään roskiin.