Reducing Holiday Waste

Reducing Holiday Waste

Sarah Coffey
Dec 10, 2009
Tipped off by an article in Mindful Metropolis, we just read this alarming figure from the Clean Air Council: In the U.S., an additional 5 million tons of waste is generated during the holidays. Four million tons of this is wrapping paper and shopping bags. Although opting for reusable wrapping paper and shopping bags may seem like small steps, statistics like these remind us that actions like these do matter. For tips on greening your wrapping and shopping habits, click through the links below. GREEN GIFT WRAPPING9 Ways to Green Your Gift WrappingGreen Gift Wrapping: Divine Twine6 Alternatives to Wrapping Paper that You Can Find Around the HouseHow To: Use a Reusable Bag as Gift WrapReusable Fabric Bags and Wraps from Etsy REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGSHow To: Make a Reusable Grocery BagTop 10 Ways to Remember Your Reusable ToteGood Questions: Good Reusable Grocery Bags?How To: Make a Shopping Bag from a T-ShirtBaggu Bags READ MOREWaste Facts and Figures from the Clean Air Council • Deck the Halls, Not the Landfill by Mandy Burrell Booth, Mindful Metropolis Photo: Chewing the Cud Reusable Gift Wrap
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