Oh, the Holidays! Decorate, Taste--Watch Your Waste!
Updated: Nov 28, 2022
- Patti Lynn, CCSWA Recycling Resources Manager
What time of year generates the most trash for landfills? That’s right, it’s the holiday season. On-line shopping and shipping, wrapping paper, leftover food, toys, and the latest technology replacing the old. You get the idea. Household waste increases about 25% this time of year!
Can you be more TrashSmart? Try these ideas (or even just one!):
Downsize – Smaller gathering, less decorations, careful gifting (such as experiences, time or for services) to create less waste
Reusable, durable plates and silverware, cups, napkins, tablecloths (ask about renting)
Shop (and wrap) with reusable bags
Plan for guests to bring a dish in their own containers they can take back home