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5 eco-friendly ways to dispose of your old Christmas tree

Posted by Richard Casson — 4 January 2017 at 6:16pm - Comments
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When a Christmas tree ends up in a landfill it decomposes and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Methane's bad news for our climate. But here's the good news -- instead of sending your old tree to the local dump, there are more sustainable ways to dispose of it now that Christmas is over.

New Year's plastic resolution: 5 simple ways to help the ocean.

Posted by Willie — 7 January 2016 at 11:22am - Comments
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The New Year’s storms have brought a lurid, unmissable reminder to UK beaches, with thousands of bright pink detergent bottles being churned up by the sea. As waves of highly-visible plastic trash hit British beaches, it’s a timely reminder of a much bigger problem: we are turning our oceans into plastic soup. It’s been estimated recently that about EIGHT MILLION TONNES of plastic ends up in the ocean each year.

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