“Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. The added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons add up to an additional 1 million tons of waste each week. Thats a lot of garbage!
This year, consider doing something a little different — give the gift of experience. Treat someone you know to a dinner out or a live theater performance. If you still want a gift to hand to someone, make it yourself. Coupons for babysitting, yard work, or other services show you care enough to give of your time, not just your money. Bake a tasty treat. Consider wrapping gifts inside re-useable containers such as cookie tins, flower pots or baskets.”