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[ Happy GREEN Thanksgiving! ]

Photo: “Leaves” by Liz West is licensed under CC BY 2.0. / Cropped from original.

Photo: “Leaves” by Liz West is licensed under CC BY 2.0. / Cropped from original.

 

According to an EPA study, the amount of household waste in the U.S. increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  That’s about 1 million extra tons.  But there are some easy ways to curb waste and reduce your household’s carbon footprint during the season of giving.

  1. Try balancing out your holiday travel carbon footprint by serving locally grown food.
  2. Class up the dining experience and reduce waste by using real roasting pans, flatware and dishes, not disposable.
  3. Think twice before you dump leftovers in the trash…consider composting!

Check out more great ideas at these links!

http://www.biggreenpurse.com/top-ten-green-thanksgiving-tips/

http://www.recycleworks.org/resident/holiday_facts.html

http://www3.epa.gov/region9/waste/recycling/index.html

http://www2.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home

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