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[re]design's third Christmas tree for NESTA in as many years is made from recycled cardboard boxes. The eight foot high tree was rooted in the NESTA offices near Holborn and decorated with over 100 baubles made from NESTA's out of date printed materials.

The festive season is often a time of excessive waste; [re]design's tree suggests that it could instead be a time for creative upcycling, and making thoughtful handmade gifts and decorations.

At Christmas:
The Royal Mail delivers around 150 million cards and packets each day during the  pre-Christmas period. It is estimated that up to 1 billion Christmas cards (17 for every man, woman and child) could end up in bins across the UK.
It is estimated that over Christmas as much as 83 square km of wrapping paper will end up in UK rubbish bins, enough to cover an area larger than Guernsey.
We could use an extra 750 million bottles and glass containers, and 500 million drinks cans. About 20% to 30% more glass and cans are collected each year over the Christmas period.

Source: Waste Online

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