Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Festive packaging will create 3m tonnes of waste

By Ben Russell, Political Correspondent Published: 24 December 2007

Three million tonnes of rubbish will be thrown away by families during Christmas, with as much as three-quarters of children's presents amounting to nothing more than plastic and cardboard packaging.
Trading standards officers and MPs called on manufacturers to cut the piles of plastic, card and wire used to wrap millions of toys after a survey found three-quarters of toys came wrapped in at least their own weight in packaging.


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