Every year, countries all over the world celebrate Christmas – undoubtedly the most joyous time of the year. But the festive period is also a major contributor to carbon emissions and general waste, having a major and noticeable ecological impact annually. But just how bad is this problem of festive waste?

In this infographic, Serenata Flowers takes a look at the scale of the issue in the United Kingdom, which sees an increase of 80% in the amount of food consumed during the Christmas period, and throws away three million tons of general waste in the festive period alone. As well as outlining the problem, the infographic gives you some simple, actionable tips to reduce your personal carbon footprint this Christmas, helping to address this most problematic festive tradition.

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UK Festive Waste infographic, Serenata Flowers

Irma Wallace

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