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Facts on Holiday Waste

Green Lifestyle  (tags: Facts on, Holiday, Waste, environment, recycling )

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From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25%. Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons - it all adds up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills. (EPA and Use Less Stuff

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Agnes N (703)
Friday November 18, 2011, 6:46 am
Reduce Holiday Waste, Before and After Christmas

Ingrid A (524)
Friday November 18, 2011, 7:04 am
Thank you Agnes. Its noted.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday November 18, 2011, 10:22 am
Thanks noted , gave up sending Christmas cards long ago,.

Barbara Goheen (0)
Friday November 18, 2011, 2:05 pm
Thanks noted

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday November 18, 2011, 3:02 pm

Nora Quinn (1)
Friday November 18, 2011, 3:35 pm
Thanks! This really makes you think before you buy or wrap!

KS Goh (0)
Friday November 18, 2011, 4:47 pm
Thanks for the article.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday November 18, 2011, 6:28 pm
Aletta, Christmas Cards can be formed into small boxes to give gifts that are homemade. One year I decorated my Christmas storage box with cards so it easy to find every year. You can make place matts also and when done for the holiday just throw them away.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday November 18, 2011, 6:29 pm
For Christmas wrap for kids we used the comic page of the news paper.

Faith Billingham (3)
Friday November 18, 2011, 9:10 pm
thank you for sharing this article

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday November 18, 2011, 9:45 pm

Saturday November 19, 2011, 5:38 am
Thanks Agnes for the tips

Kathryn Edwards (22)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 10:42 am
Buy made in the USA from locally owned stores (Mom & Pop) get usable gifts for the adults like oil changes, locally produced jewelry, etc. The kids toys made by local people or at least in the USA.
There are numerous people out there that are trying to make ends meet by producing these sorts of things and they are well made with a little love added.
This all helps us so this year do yourself, your family, other US citizens and your country; keep it made in the good Ole USA.
Merry Christmas and all Holidays this season to all.

Helle H (21)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 10:53 am
You can wrap gifts in kitchen towels etc., it makes no waste and add as an extra liittle gift.

Susan Savion (12)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 3:31 pm
I take the extra time to wrap presents that are in boxes, top and bottom separately. That way, the same wrapped box can be used year after year for many years. Just find a big box to store the already-wrapped boxes in. It also saves time when you can just grab a box that is already wrapped.
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