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Most wrapping paper is designed to be used once and binned. Even though it is paper and most people will put it in the recycling, it will still end up in landfill. This is because the fibres are not strong enough to recycle and the paper is often dyed, laminated and contains colouring, glitter and plastics. Plus it will normally have plastic sticky tape attached to it. In the UK, we send 5 million tonnes of paper to landfill every year and on average, it takes 6 mature trees to make a tonne of paper - that’s 30 million trees!
15% of the UK's planet-warming gases come from heating our homes. Keep your home warm while lowering your climate change emissions with these top tips. One-third of heat escapes through your walls. Loft insulation is cheap and simple to install and will pay for itself in a year or two through lower energy bills. To insulate solid walls, try external cladding or cheaper internal insulation. You can even get insulated wallpaper which although not as effective will make a difference and is much cheaper too.