COULD PROSECCO BOTTLES AND HAIRSPRAY POWER THE CHRISTMAS PARTY?
- Wales’ Christmas party season could be powered by Prosecco bottles and more– according to new stats revealed by Recycle for Wales’ #RecycledBeats campaign
- The energy saved from recycling materials often found at parties and throughout the home has the potential to keep the Christmas tunes going this party season
- But how many products are needed to power Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon and other gigs around Wales this Christmas?
As the Christmas season gets into full swing, Recycle for Wales is calling for revellers to recycle items used throughout the festive period.
According to Recycle for Wales, most items used throughout the Christmas period – from Prosecco bottles to hairspray cans and gift packaging - have the potential to save energy.
The #RecycledBeats Christmas campaign claims recycling just one bottle of Prosecco could save enough energy to play the entire Super Furry Animal’s Radiator and Fuzzy Logic albums on a home stereo 13 times each and power a spinning disco ball for five and a half days.
Everyday non-party items also provide a range of opportunities for recycling – from all types of drinks bottles to toilet roll tubes and wrapping paper. Recycling one aluminium deodrant can saves enough energy to power a home stereo for 32 hours – that’s 480 plays of Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas is you.
The Prosecco power doesn’t stop there. Welsh singer and green queen, Charlotte Church, who performed at Cardiff’s Tramshed on 20th December said “Every little effort we make to recycle more can enable us to do more of the things we love without harming the world around us. If I recycled one prosseco bottle, I could save enough energy to power both the guitar and bass in my Late Night Pop Dungeon show for the full hour. That’s amazing!”
Angela Spiteri, campaign manager for Recycle for Wales said: “Partygoers often forget you need energy for more than just dancing; the power for the party can come from simply taking the time to recycle your drinks bottles. It can take up to 95% less energy to make products from some recycled materials compared to creating materials from scratch. #RecycledBeats highlights how this translates into actual energy to power all things musical – from bands and DJs playing across Cardiff this festive season.”