Posted by Aston Avery

The first day of our greenest year ever

On the Twelfth Night (January 5th) people across the UK will begin the gloomy task of taking down their Christmas decorations, which can leave us pondering what to do with the tree.

Well, help is at hand from TV gardener Rachel de Thame. Best known for presenting Gardeners’ World, she is behind a campaign to help us recycle our Christmas trees and give a little back to the environment in the process.

It comes as new research has found 40% would buy a potted tree and replant it to give it a second life, while 31% would recycle a tree if they were given “easy ideas” how to do it. In fact, 63% would consider not buying a real tree if they knew the environmental impact it has and 21% have already stopped buying a real one altogether.

The findings, from leading British plant based brand Cauldron Foods, reveals almost half (46%) of UK people would also like to change their diet during Veganuary, with 62% becoming more aware that a plant-based diet positively impacts the environment.

Aston spoke to TV gardener Rachel De Thame and Tom Lindley, business unit head at Cauldron Foods.

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