Christmas is a time for giving, but are we taking things too far? According to official data, 30% more waste is created at Christmas – this is not only food but the paper we eagerly tear off of our gifts, unwanted presents, gift bags, cards and so much more.
As people around the world are waking up to the evergrowing environmental issues, Travel Zoo has commissioned a survey to find out more about how the UK public feel about gifting and the excess waste we create around Christmas time.
The survey confirms that people in the UK are aware of the issues around waste, with 57% saying they will be making more of an effort to be more sustainable during this festive period.
In a bid, to cut down on the waste we produce, 28% of the UK said they will not be sending Christmas cards this year, and a whopping 49% have even considered reducing the number of physical gifts that they buy – getting on board with a third of the UK who prefer to give their loved ones an experience as opposed to a physical present.
If you take a look at the infographic below you can find out more about the UK’s thoughts around waste reduction and how they plan to do their bit this Christmas.
Provided by Travelzoo
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