Reduce your holiday waste with the Green Gift Guide – great gift ideas for everyone on your list!
Did you know?
- Approximately 2.65 billion holiday cards are sold each year in the US! Holiday cards printed on photo paper or with glitter, ribbon, foil or felt embossing are not recyclable! Consider E-cards or holiday letters on recyclable paper instead.
- Americans use an estimated 333 million square feet of wrapping paper each holiday season – and most of it isn’t recyclable! Choose to reuse instead!
- Americans waste around 40% of the food we produce, increasing methane gas emissions from landfills, not to mention the many environmental impacts of farming. Prevent wasted food by freezing leftovers right away, or planning meals carefully. Winter is also a great time to start a compost bin – make dirt not waste!
- Stuff doesn’t make us happy – spending time with people we care about does. Find ways to give gifts that are useful, that create time to spend with each other, or can be used up!