O Come All Ye Wasteful - How much waste is produced at Christmas?

Posted on 17th December 2015

Christmas is here - your decorations are up, the lights are twinkling in the window, presents are wrapped, cards are sent, and your fridge is bursting at the seams.

This Christmas is set to be one of the biggest spending events in history - every year new shopping records are set, as children and parents alike out-do each other to buy the best presents, the most luxurious food and the most lavish decorations - and that's before we even get to the Boxing Day sales!

But just how much waste does all our Christmas shopping and food excess create?

With one eye always on the environmental impact of the things we do, here at AMA we've put together this infographic to reveal the staggering levels of Christmas waste in the UK around the festive period.

How much waste does the UK produce at Christmas?



Which figure surprised you most? Know any other Christmas waste facts that would shock and surprise our readers? Get in touch with us on one of our social media accounts below, and share your festive waste facts with us.

Merry Christmas from all of us at AMA!