JUST reading it is enough to give you a hangover.
The Irish public will consume enough alcohol over Christmas to fill over 24 Olympic size swimming pools.
And we will drink enough wine to make up over 432 ice rinks.
When it comes to food we will make our way through enough chocolate, the calories of which if converted to energy, would generate electricity to power 860,000 houses on Christmas Day.
That's according to a new survey from waste regulation company Repak, who are urging people to think green over the festive period.
Repak predicts that each household will generate around 74,000 tons of used |packaging in total this Christmas. This includes nearly five million boxes of chocolate and 48 million beer bottles – enough beer bottles to get from Dublin to Lapland and back over five times.
With pubs and clubs as well as house parties a must for many people catching up with friends over Christmas, over 22 million wine bottles and 60 million litres of alcohol will be polished off.
We will get through over 28,000 tons of cardboard and paper packaging – enough to fill 647 articulated trucks, which placed end to end would stretch over 6.6 miles.
Irish consumers will spend on average €894 this Christmas, with an average of €485 spent on gifts, €259 spent on food and €150 spent on socialising.
With such an increase in consumption, Repak says that being conscious of waste disposal is now more important than ever.
The company is hoping to collect and recycle between 55 to 60pc of the household used packaging generated over the Christmas holidays
This equals 44,000 tons of recycled packaging in total.
With excessive amounts of food and drink to be consumed over the next few weeks, Repak is urging everyone to be more thoughtful about how they dispose of bottles, packaging and waste.
The waste disposal company says that Ireland has come along way since 2001 when we were only recycling 31,000 tons of used household packaging in a full year.