Is Valentines Day Really A Waste? It Certainly Produces It

February 8, 2015


Dead Roses

Valentine’s Day… a time to spoil your loved one with gifts and all things sweet. Yet as our infographic shows, it produces some not-so-sweet statistics:


  • Each year the UK disposes of 180 billion roses
  • More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold each year      
  • 24,000,000 Valentine’s Day cards are sold in the UK each year, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year… just behind Christmas


Could Being Messy Be Deterring True Love?

For those lonely hearts out there looking for romance, it may not be your inappropriate jokes or your lack of skills in the kitchen that’s putting off your potential Mr or Mrs Right, but in fact, it could be, your messy home!

According to research carried out by the University of Central Eastshire, the biggest turn off for a prospective partner may be your messy home. 

So first things first, it’s time to get your home and garden looking ship, shape and shiny, starting with a clean-up and clear-out. If you’re in Wales and need to get rid of a load of rubbish look no further, GD Environmental can provide you with a low-cost skip hire service, with a wide range of sizes available.

Never Waste Your Love

Buying a good Valentine's Day gift each year can be stressful, so to help you make the right purchase we've made this colourful infographic of the worst Valentine's gifts ever recieved. Plus, we've thrown in some interesting stats about this loving season for good measure. Check it out below:

Valentine Trash Chart


Let GD Environmental Help With Your Valentine's Day Waste 

Whatever kind of waste you have, from Valentine's Day or not, we can help. Give us a call on 01633 277 755 today to arrange your skip hire or waste collection service.