30/11/2012 - Permalink

Count down the days until Christmas with our waste and recycling advent calendar

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Veolia Environmental Services and Shropshire Council have launched an online waste-themed advent calendar – which is perfect for helping Shropshire residents stay green this Christmas and watch their ‘waste’-lines. 

Every day throughout December, until Christmas Eve, there will be a new helpful hint about reducing waste this Christmas, or a mind-boggling fact about just how much we use and throw away throughout the festive period.  The online calendar is available at http://www.veoliashropshireadventcalendar.co.uk/

Donald Macphail, Regional Director for Veolia Environmental Services, said:

“Our online advent calendar is a great way to be both greener and healthier this Christmas.  You can watch your ‘waste-line’ by learning a new fact or tip about Christmas waste reduction every day; and as there is no chocolate to be tempted by, you can watch your waistline too.” 

Mike Owen, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for waste management, said:

“This is a really good way to find out just how much waste we produce and throw away over the Christmas and New Year period, and how we can all reduce, reuse or recycle that waste – meaning less goes to landfill.”