Amidst the festivities, the amount of waste being produced by your family and friends is easily overlooked. With around 57.8 million people in the UK celebrating Christmas, the nation generates an average of 688,000 tonnes of waste over the festive period every year, making it the most wasteful UK holiday – championing every other holiday fifteen times over.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) are working with packaging compliance company Valpak to update the PackFlow material reports in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Robert Jenrick, the Secretary for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has said that local authorities will be asked to “plan the organised opening” of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the coming weeks.
Local authorities are planning for a “controlled and consistent” reopening of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) once the government publishes its strategy for exiting the Covid-19 lockdown, according to the latest ADEPT local authority impact survey.