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Brits 'dreaming of a green Xmas'

Britons are hoping for an environmentally-friendly Christmas this year, according to environmental charity Cool Earth.

According to a survey of over 1,000 adults, ethical and environmental gifts were at the top of people's Christmas lists, the organisation said.

Much sought after eco-products included an iPod solar charger, a wind-up radio, and an acre of rainforest.

Cool Earth director Matthew Owen said: "Christmas is usually a time of excess so it's great to see that lots of Brits are planning on buying their friends and families a present that will protect rather than harm the environment this year.

"During the festive season, each of our carbon footprints will rocket as we over-consume, travel more frequently and for longer and use lots more energy.

"Therefore, we all need to do our bit and do something to redress the balance."

According to estimate from Defra, the rubbish generated at Christmas could total three million tonnes.

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