The cost of living crisis continues to have a huge impact on millions of people across the country, but one Tory MP has put forward her idea for how to tackle it.
As energy bills soar and thousands across the country are taking industrial action over real-terms pay cuts, Rebecca Pow has suggested we all re-use last year’s wrapping paper.
The environment minister uploaded a video of herself ironing old paper, saying: “It saves a lot of money but also saves an awful lot of waste.”
Pow also posted a link to an article titled “24 ways to waste not this Christmas” on the government website which includes advice to use “old newspaper to wrap gifts or even recycle last year’s paper”.
Teacher and broadcaster Mehreen Baig took to social media to share an experience she had at her school involving one of the young students.
“Yesterday, one of our students nearly fainted at school because she hadn’t eaten. We gave her two apples,” she wrote. “She ate one, and put one in her bag for her younger sibling. Talking about cost of living isn’t enough. Our children are starving.”
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