Americans generated 250 million tons of trash in 2010 (US EPA), which translates to 4.43 pounds per person per day. If we isolate the holiday season, this daily average would be much higher, considering that Americans generate an additional five million tons of waste from Thanksgiving to New Years. Of that, four million tons come from shopping bags and wrapping paper.
Start off your holiday season on a green foot by making a few small changes.
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