22 Dec '11, 6pm

Holiday Help: Last-Minute Green Tips

Holiday Help: Last-Minute Green Tips

Now that Hanukkah is underway and Christmas is around the corner, people of all ages are giving and receiving holiday gifts. With all the new clothes, toys and electronics come an onslaught of boxes, bags and wrapping paper. In fact, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than they do during the rest of the year. That’s 1.2 million extra tons of trash a week. The still slow-moving economy isn’t expected to make an impact on this year’s waste either : 226 million shoppers visited stores and retail websites on Black Friday this year, an increase over 2010. Online sales were up 26 percent from last year, which translates to a commensurate increase in packaging.

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