During the period between Thanksgiving and New Years, the waste we produce rises 25%. According to the EPA food waste, shopping bags, wrapping, packaging and all we pitch at this time of year contribute an extra 1 million tons a week to our landfills.

As you prepare for the holidays, don’t forget your reusable bags, use LED lights to decorate (they use 1/50th the electricity of traditional lights) and plan your shopping lists ahead of time to cut down on food waste.

Here are some links with ideas for reducing your carbon footprint over the holiday season.

Food Waste Reduction
Zero Waste Gift Wrapping
Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping
Low Waste Gift Ideas
Recycle Post Holiday Waste