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How about a Green Christmas - save money and resources

Dec. 2, 2010

More household waste is produced between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than any other time of the year--about six million tons of additional waste nationwide. To avoid adding to this, consider these green tips for gifts, decorations and entertaining:

• Give gifts of time and activities like plays, concerts, movies, park stickers.

• Buy in bulk to reduce packaging waste.

• Other tips at http://use-less-stuff.com/

• Make sure to place all allowable items in the recycling bin – including NEW

milk, juice and soup cartons – www.recyclecartons.com

• Recycle old electronics such as TVs, computers, printers, VCRs, DVD

players and cell phones- www.dnr.recycle.gov/ecyclewisconsin

• Learn how to compost at home – www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling

• Cut down on food waste- freeze or share leftovers with guests

• Donate usable household items and clothing to charities and reuse

organizations or post online at www.freecycle.com or www.craigslist.com

• Visit www.ReduceYourWasteStream.org to see how 33 households in

Waukesha County reduced their waste an average of 49% and increased

recycling 66% in one month. Challenge your family to see how well you can

do!

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