As the festivities come to a close, Aussies are being urged to recycle their old Christmas tree and avoid sending it to landfill.
Space for waste is dwindling across the country, so people should be cautious about how they discard unwanted items.
Residents should consult their local refuse collection agency to see whether they will take away the trees, or locate a specialised centre near their home.
Real trees can be shredded into useful chippings, or may be composted in order to help produce soil or fertiliser.
Consumers taking down greetings cards from the mantelpiece and walls in their home are also asked to dispose of the valuable materials responsibly.
Old mobile phones, clothing, toys and calendars that have been made obsolete by new presents should also be recycled.
Taking environmentally friendly measures like these can help to significantly reduce unnecessary wastage in the production processes.
Posted by Peter Robinson