Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keeping it green at Christmas Part 2: Let's talk trash

From the end of November through the beginning of the New Year, the holidays gain the distinctive mark of being king of the hill -- at least, king of the trash heap. According to the EPA, the holidays garner a staggering 25% increase in the amount of household waste generated. That's an additional one million tons of trash padding our already voluptuous landfills. Minimizing your contribution to this hefty load is the first step toward a sustainable holiday season and, in many cases, can help you save a few bucks in the process.

Tomorrow, I'll give you some tips on how to cut down on the trash that travels from mailbox to mailbox this holiday season.

Keeping it green,


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