Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Eco-Tips....

Between Thanksgiving and New Year's day, Americans throw away a million extra tons [900,000 metric tons] of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and packaging, according to Robert Lilienfeld.

For many, Christmas wouldn't be the same without a live, fragrant Christmas tree in their home. Today nearly all of the trees sold at seasonal Christmas-tree lots are grown on tree farms. So forests aren't hurt by choosing a cut tree, said Jeff Olson, the vice-president of marketing and development for American Forests, a Washington, D.C.-based conservation nonprofit.

If you truly desire a real tree, recycle it this year. It is well known and respected that the scent of a real tree brings a great Christmas spirit along with it. However it usually ends up in a landfill. Visit www.realchristmas to find a place near you in order to recycle your real tree.

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