SCROOGE BAN ON XMAS CRACK­ERS

Bin chiefs’ call to pull Xmas treats

Daily Star - - FRONT PAGE - by JERRY LAW­TON

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.”

■ SNAP HAPPY: Fam­i­lies love their crack­ers

WASTED: Crack­ers

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