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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Waste Is Generated in the UK by Major Holidays?

Posted By Inhabitat On October 3, 2012 @ 1:00 pm In Green Graphics & Packaging,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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As Halloween [2] approaches, it’s time to start carving jack o’ lantern [3]s and concocting fabulous costumes. And as we do so, it’s worth remembering why it’s always best to create DIY costumes [4] with materials found around the house or in thrift stores [5], and use the innards of those pumpkins to cook delicious seasonal treats [6]. The infographic below shows how much waste is generated each year in the UK while celebrating annual holidays like Easter, Halloween, Valentines Day and Christmas. See the full graphic after the jump!

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/06/holiday-products-wastage-in-the-uk-full-infographic-edit-lead.jpg

[2] Halloween: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/halloween

[3] ack o’ lantern: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/the-great-jack-o-lantern-blaze-lights-up-the-hudson-valley/

[4] DIY costumes: http://inhabitat.com/diy-how-to-make-a-last-minute-salvador-dali-lobster-telephone-costume-in-just-30-minutes/

[5] thrift stores: http://inhabitat.com/9-eco-friendly-thrift-store-halloween-costumes-for-under-15/

[6] delicious seasonal treats: http://inhabitat.com/celebrate-fall-with-these-6-delicious-pumpkin-recipes/

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