Sunday, 7 December 2008


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Recycling and waste collections after the Xmas/New Year period are the bulkiest of the yearly cycle. This Christmas season, Kent Green Party is issuing a challenge to everyone – to have a greener, less wasteful Xmas. In a time of recession, many households need to keep the costs of Christmas down. Dr Hazel Dawe, Chair of Kent Green Party, comments:
“We want everyone to re-use packaging, re-heat appropriate foods, redistribute usable goods to charity shops or use them as presents, reclaim unwanted furniture for second-hand use, rot down all kitchen waste into compost, recycle what cannot be re-used and above all re-educate the whole household about redeeming the maximum benefit from the money we all spend at Xmas time.

“These 8 ‘Rs’ – re-use, re-heat, redistribute, reclaim, rot down, recycle, re-educate and redeem – will help to keep household debts under control at the most challenging time of year. By all means, have a happy Xmas and New Year – but remember, now is the season of waste, not just good cheer, and why waste money if a little thought will make it go further?”

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FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr Hazel Dawe, Chair, Kent Green Party on 01732 355185, 0845 257 4236 or mobile 079444 71083 Contact address as above.

1 comment:

ctoynbee said...

If you want to have a greener Christmas then take a look at

The basic idea is if you have stuff at home that's useful but you no longer need instead of throwing it away you put it on the site and other users collect it.

This means its great for saving you money and great for the environment!

You could also consider adding your unwanted Christmas presents rather than have them gather dust in a cupboard.

Don't bin it, give it!