It’s estimated that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, more than 1 million TONS of additional waste is generated EACH WEEK nationwide – and that doesn’t even take into account all the waste and resources used upstream (ie: around the world) to make all that new stuff we’re buying. The time to really reduce our waste is when we shop – and since most of us are shopping more now – gifts for others or for ourselves, for parties and festivities, etc – NOW is the time to employ some tips and ideas to help you prevent and reduce waste.

 

Less Stuff, More Joy: Rethink Your Holiday

Here’s our collection of  idea filled blog posts related to our Less Stuff, More Joy holiday campaign.

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