Sir David Attenborough is urging people not to waste wrapping paper this Christmas.
Speaking ahead of his new series of A Perfect Planet, the naturalist said the one small change people can make that would make a huge impact, is not wasting their festive wrapping paper.
Despite admitting to being guilty of doing it himself, Sir David began: ‘That’s what they can do – and that’s what they’ll be forced to do, really.
‘I mean, it is extraordinary how much we do waste at Christmas, simply on wrapping paper – I’m as guilty as anybody.’
‘The chap who collects the refuse from this house would, I’m sure, say, “The amount of paper he throws away is awful” – and that’s true. But the sort of lush extravagance of Christmas, perhaps, is out of place at this particular moment,’ he added.
When asked about whether he gets frustrated when ‘people in power’ ignore his warnings, the 94-year-old continued: ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day and the whole world hasn’t suddenly changed overnight.
‘I think in fact people are more aware internationally of the natural world as a consequence of what we’ve been going through than the reverse. I think that’s the case.’
Sir David has also promised ‘one of the most incredible nature sequences ever shown on television’ in the upcoming series of A Perfect Planet.
In a first look trailer, he speaks about the carefully laid out world that we live on.
‘They say perfection doesn’t exist, but that’s not quite true,’ he is heard saying. ‘There is one planet where every element has fallen into place perfectly. Planet Earth.’
‘From volcanoes to weather systems, ocean currents to the heat of the sun, these forces have allowed life on earth to flourish.
‘Join me to discover how these diverse forces work together to keep our planet in perfect balance.’
A Perfect Planet airs at 8pm on Sunday January 3 2021 on BBC One.
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