UK Councils state Christmas cards and wrapping paper cannot be recycled

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UK Councils state Christmas cards and wrapping paper cannot be recycled

January 02, 2017 - 20:10
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  • LONDON, Jan. 3, 2017 (Daily Mail) -
  • Councils admit truckloads of recycling had already been thrown away because glitter can clog machinery
  • Some authorities are refusing to take any wrapping paper; others are rejecting it if sticky tape is still attached
  • Confusion is the latest consequence of complicated waste collection regulations imposed on homes
  • The amount of rubbish being sent for recycling dropped last year for the first time since 2000

Millions of tons of wrapping paper and Christmas cards will end up in landfill because they cannot be recycled.

In a festive farce, cards and wrapping made with glitter or a metallic finish are being rejected by paper mills.

Daily Mail - Christmas recycling shambles: Families are wasting time sorting festive waste because glitter-covered cards and wrapping paper can't be re-used

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