SCROOGE BAN ON XMAS CRACKERS
Bin chiefs’ call to pull Xmas treats
KILLJOYS want to do away with Christmas crackers and wrapping paper because they are an “appalling, unnecessary waste”.
Barmy business bosses reckon families should “use their imagination” instead of buying the traditional festive faves.
SCROOGES want to ban the selling of Christmas crackers to cut plastic rubbish.
Waste management chiefs say the festive favourites, along with wrapping paper, napkins and tableclothes, are wrecking our environment.
They claim most of the 40million crackers bought every year are chucked away within minutes.
Now bosses at Business Waste want people to make their own using loo rolls and tissue paper.
Spokesman Mark Hall said Christmas creates more plastic waste than any other time, with most of it going to landfill or an incinerator.
He said: “The scale of unnecessary waste is appalling. When you think what goes into a Christmas cracker – the plastic toy, the snap, the shiny paper hat, the ribbons
– millions are pulled and immediately binned every Christmas
Day. It’s madness.”
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