DOING SOMETHING GOOD WITH XMAS TRASH!
This Christmas the packaging waste from games consoles alone will be enough to cover central london, that's 18 square km - so we thought why not upcycle some of it?!
Join us for eco-friendly craft fun as Pete, JUNKO inventor, shows you how to make awesome working junk models using only a pencil, rubber, scissors and a JUNKO Zoomer! Kit. As you know, all JUNKO kits are made from Recycled Plastic.
Consumers in the UK use 227,000 miles of wrapping paper each year. If you can't scrunch the paper it has a plastic laminate and can't be recycled
Every year, 30,000 tons of Christmas cards are thrown away, which is equivalent to £2.8 million worth of landfill costs.
A huge amount of cardboard packaging from major brands can not be recycled as it has a plastic laminate (a layer of plastic heat-sealed onto the card's surface)
UK households throw away around 3.5 black bags full of Christmas packaging. This additional waste equates to somewhere in the region of 3 million tonnes
Over 21 million people will receive at least one unwanted gift and around 5% of those will be thrown away - that's 1 million gifts