Biweekly Tip #10 on “Daily Living for a Healthy Climate”

‘Twas the Season!!!

A new survey of 2,000 Americans who celebrate a winter holiday finds respondents estimate they average 43 percent more waste during this festive season.

holiday wrapping paper and bows

This adds up to about 29 pounds of trash per week—with the biggest holiday offender being wrapping paper (58%), with gift bags (57%) following closely behind. Tissue paper (53%), food waste (53%), and plastic or boxes from presents round out the top five sources of waste during the holidays.

As waste-conscious adults there’s a lot we can do about this. January is the month of resolutions and sales! Start now: Commit to making creative, sustainable gift wrapping for Christmas 2022! Seasonal fabric is on sale now and only minimal sewing skills are necessary.