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10 Easy Ways To Reduce Holiday Waste

10 Easy Ways To Reduce Holiday Waste

The amount of extra waste generated during the holidays is astonishing. Studies reveal waste is increased by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Years. Here is a fabulous infographic that shows us what gets tossed and wasted each holiday season. Want to make a dent into reducing your holiday footprint? Here are 10 ways to reduce holiday waste: 1. Reduce using paper and plastic shopping bags – Thousands of bags end up our landfills during the holidays. Reduce the number of bags by bringing reusable cloth bags for holiday gift shopping. Here’s a tutorial for making your own reusable bags. 2. Wrap gifts in recycled or reused wrapping paper – Save and recycle used wrapping paper or create your own from upcycled items. Here are 5 eco-friendly wrapping ideas . 3. Send eCards or recycled-content greeting cards – Recycle paper cards and send electronic greeting cards to reduce paper ...

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