Joanna Lumley, most commonly known for her work on the British television series Absolutely Fabulous, has teamed up with the dudes and dudettes at Recycle Now to help make this holiday season a little more environmentally digestible. This year, Recycle Now has set a goal to recycle 100 million of the over 1 billion Christmas cards we will write this December.
Lumley went on record saying, “A simple way to help reduce this and help climate change at the same time is to recycle as much as possible and Christmas cards are one of the easiest items to keep out of our bins.” (Did you just laugh a little at the word “bin?”)
Fridey Cordingley, who is the head of Recycle Now added, “The amount of extra rubbish (that’s a funny word too) produced over Christmas is staggering, but there are lots of easy ways to help cut this down. Recycling is an easy way to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and help tackle climate change. The extra waste we create at Christmas produces 1.4 million tons of CO2 – the same as producing enough energy required to enable all the households in Leeds and Doncaster to watch TV for a year. ” (Leeds, Doncaster? Those Brits crack me up!)
So this year, Ecorazzi encourages everyone to find new and creative ways to help reduce the amount of holiday waste produced in the name of jolly, old St. Nick and that infamous so and so, Chanukah Harry. Oh, and I encourage everyone to find new and creative ways to use funny British words in your everyday vernacular…like bin and rubbish.