Plants such as poinsettias, garlands and wreaths are purchased or gifted for the holidays. Some people choose to throw them away and buy new next year. Instead, consider adding holiday plants and greenery to your backyard compost pile.Read more
It’s the holiday season and time for seasonal gatherings, merrymaking events, large meals, and excess food. With a little bit of planning and creative reuse, you can reduce or eliminate wasted food.Read more
You’re probably doing a lot of online holiday shopping this year. The many deliveries are creating lots of packaging in your home. So, what to do with all those boxes and envelopes? Packaging materials are incredibly diverse. Can the holiday packaging be recycled? Consider which items can be recycled at home or at a drop-off, reused or placed in the trash.
Before recycling or throwing these items away, consider trying to reuse them.Read more
Americans generate 25 percent more garbage betweenThanksgiving and New Year’s Day than at any other time of year. Cardboard containers, paperboard boxes, wrapping paper, metal tins and Styrofoam™ packing materials all are part of the holiday recycling conundrum. Make sure you know which items are naughty and which are nice when it comes to making your home green for the holidays.Read more
When you give a thoughtful gift and encourage that in return, you’re giving items that aren’t just about getting more stuff. Keep your environmental impact low by practicing green gift-giving.Read more