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Christmas Recycling is All Fun and Games in Blackburn

Christmas Recycling is All Fun and Games in Blackburn

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Christmas Recycling is All Fun and Games in Blackburn

Blackburn with Darwen Council has asked residents to take part in a fun festive competition which will give them the chance to win a cash price while educating them of how to dispose of their Christmas rubbish in an environmentally-friendly way.

As part of the game, residents have to go online and help Santa sort his rubbish. Everyone who plays will be entered into a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a top prize of £500 or one of five £100 runner-up prizes.

The initiative is part of the council’s efforts to increase recycling rates in the borough which are currently around 30%.

A local councillor said that the council knows that residents need a bit of festive cheer and it wanted to do something to lift their spirits. It has partnered with SUEZ recycling and recovery UK to offer the cash prizes.

If you live in the Blackburn or Darwen area, go to the council’s new recycling website to be in a with a chance to win!

Speaking of games, here’s our Christmas Recycling quiz.

Christmas Recycling

Christmas Recycling Quiz

Okay, so we can’t promise you a cash prize, but we can promise that you’ll learn some interesting facts about Christmas recycling and rubbish, that might just impress your friends on your Zoom quiz!

(Answers are at the bottom of the page-no cheating!)

  1. How many tonnes of plastic food wrapping will be discarded over Christmas?

  1. 125,000
  2. 100,000
  3. 80,000

  1. We will snack our way through 175 million mince pies this Christmas. How much aluminium is in 1 million pie cases?

  1. 3 tonnes
  2. 2 tonnes
  3. 1 tonne

  1. How many people in the UK admit to buying more food than they need at Christmas?

  1. 5 out of 10
  2. 7 out of 10
  3. 9 out of 10

  1. How long would one aluminium can power your Christmas lights for?

  1. 2 hours
  2. 3 hours
  3. 4 hours

  1. How many rolls of Sellotape do we get through each Christmas?

  1. 30 million rolls
  2. 40 million rolls
  3. 50 million rolls

  1. How many Christmas cards could you make from 1 tree?

  1. 2,000
  2. 3,000
  3. 4,000

  1. How much extra rubbish do we produce and discard every year at Christmas compared with the rest of the year?

  1. 30%
  2. 40%
  3. 50%

  1. What is the monetary value of the unwanted Christmas presents that end up in landfill every year?

  1. £22 million
  2. £32 million
  3. £42 million

  1. If you recycle one of your Christmas wine bottles, how long will it power a 100 watt bulb for?

  1. 2 hours
  2. 3 hours
  3. 4 hours

  1. How long does it take for an aluminium can to be recycled and made into a new one?

  1. 30 days
  2. 60 days
  3. 90 days


Thanks to GWP Group for these fab facts!

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  8. C
  9. C
  10. B

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