'Tis the Season for Waste Prevention
Be a Deliberate Shopper The process of avoiding holiday waste begins with smart buying habits. Look at your packaging options, both when shopping online and in person. Avoid toys and other gifts packed with bubble wrap, which is not recyclable in traditional home bins and will have to be taken to a plastic filmdepository.
Whether you’ve been aiming to reduce your bill or are working to minimize your environmental footprint, making some simple changes can greatly reduce the waste produced and hauled away from your home during the holidays. The best results come frommaking a plan ahead of time. Here are some ideas to get started planning for your (nearly) zero-waste December events.
The holidays are just around the corner, and that means your calendar will soon be filled with parties, gift exchanges and copious quantities of delicious fare. But the season of giving also brings with it a fair bit of overindulgence. In fact, according to Stanford University, people throw away 25%more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of year. The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about one million extra tons per week.
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