Hello, holidays. A time to celebrate, relax, spend time with folks we love...and throw away about a million extra tons of trash per week.
Between Thanksgiving and new year, Americans toss out roughly 25% more waste than any other time of the year. From wrapping and food packaging to unwanted gifts and increased travel, holiday excess is costing our planet.
We need to challenge and change the status quo around how we approach the holidays. We simply can’t continue to see this kind of staggering consumption and waste as a “normal” way to celebrate.
Don’t worry, a low impact holiday doesn’t mean skimping on festive cheer and fun! Read on to find plenty of ideas to delight, enjoy, and feel good in our sustainable holiday guide.