Christmas is traditionally a time of excess, and this is seen nowhere so clearly as in the amount of waste we generate over the festive period. It’s been estimated that the quantity of waste during the holiday is 30% higher than for a comparable period at another time.
A great many people are concerned about this. A survey last Christmas found that 69% of the people questioned considered it unacceptable. But this doesn’t have to mean pooping your party — there are ways of reducing what you throw away and still having a great Christmas.