Thursday, 03 January 2019 11:53


An SNP MP has urged people across Scotland to recycle responsibly and think twice before sending rubbish to a landfill as the festive season draws to a close.

The SNP’s Environment spokesperson at Westminster, John McNally MP, called on people to "think sustainably" and seek advice on how best to dispose of Christmas cards, wrapping paper and Christmas trees.

UK households use approximately 300,000 tonnes of card during the festive season.

The MP said local authorities as well as supermarkets offer recycling schemes, giving people an easy way to recycle their waste and help protect the environment. He has encouraged people to check local authority websites for key recycling dates and advice.

Commenting, John McNally MP said:

"As the festive season draws to a close and we take down the tinsel, we'll also be looking to dispose of our cards and Christmas trees.

“The environmental impact of the festive season is huge but we can all play our part. We should all be thinking about the best way to enjoy the festivities sustainably, and dispose of our Christmas waste such as cards, wrapping paper and Christmas trees in the most appropriate way.

“Local council websites are a good place to start, and many supermarkets and shops offer a place where recycling can be done easily."


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