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Going Green for the Holidays



As we feast on holiday foods, give gifts, decorate and travel during the holiday season, we also consume lots of resources and generate lots of waste. The amount of household garbage in the United States can increase by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, from 4 million tons to 5 million tons.

The holidays are special, but this year's festivities don't have to negatively impact our environment. There are a number of ways to decrease the amount of trash we produce and the amount of time we spend on the road.

Below are some easy tips to "green" the holiday season!

Holiday parties and other activities present many opportunities to reduce waste through reuse and recycling:



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