by MPD
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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.

  • Nicole

    When I was a kid we used to make placemats out of Christmas cards. Basically, we would cut large circles out of the cards (circles whose diameters were about the size of the card’s height), glue them together into a sort of cloud-shaped collage, then laminate them. Presto! Placemats that are easy to wipe off and a sort of creative way of saving all the holiday cards you really love.

  • Tame

    Joanna Lumley is a wonderful actress and now a great role model for recycling and environmental consciousness :) Cheers to you, Joanna!

  • Dana

    Joanna Lumley is also a spokesperson for Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) which works to stop factory farming in the UK, Ireland and around the world.

  • http://nonecurrently mark dowding

    Just after Joanna Lumley made a deal for the Ghurkhas to live in Britain, , she appeared on John-a-fan Woss, the BBC celeb chatshow host, and said she supports the green initiative to plant trees,(Johnny asked about her political leanings.)
    Interestingly, I have been writing about my recent trip to Kathmandu, where the imperative for tree planting is paramount.

  • http://nonecurrently mark dowding

    I was fortunate to have spent a weekend with Richard St.Barbe Baker, the legendary tree planter, and learned all about permaculture, back in 1969, at the home of Muriel and Hugh Dowding, my grandparents.
    The Ghurkha deal will bring us Brits closer to Nepal, where, as a result of recent instability, thousands have sought refuge in Kathmandu city, and the remains of once-beautiful boulevards of trees are now being hacked below the stump for firewood by the desperate poor.
    Garbage lines the river, and with air pollution and chaotic planning, their valuable tourist industry is gravely threatened.
    Kathmandu needs help to restore its priceless beauty.