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4 Ways to Stay Eco-Friendly This Holiday Season

by Kevin Smith Author

The Holiday Season is a wonderful time of the year. Yet, with all of the consuming, shopping, shipping, and eating- it can be tough to stick to the “green” lifestyle you value so much. While it sure does become more difficult during the Holiday Season, it isn’t impossible to stay eco-friendly.

 

#1 Go without wrapping paper. This is an easy one! Most mass-produced wrapping paper you find in stores is not recyclable because of the shiny coatings, foils and colors. It winds up in landfills, polluting our Earth. What a shame so much water, oil, and trees are wasted every year solely to produce something that exists only to be torn off and thrown away! By going without wrapping gifts this year, you are saving a lot of natural resources and even saving yourself time and money. Everyone wins!

 

#2 Find your local cardboard recycling centers in Orange County, CA. Whether you’re having items shipped to your home after a successful online shopping experience, cleaning up after buying all the food you need to prepare for a Christmas feast, or unwrapping a lot of toys, you have way more cardboard right now than you typically do. Don’t throw it all away! Cardboard recycling in Orange County is very simple for you to do, and so important for the environment. The same cardboard can be recycled over and over again without losing it’s structural value.

 

#3 Buy Energy-Saving LED Holiday Lights. Thanks to technology, you can now decorate your house with LED lights that use 90 percent less energy than conventional holiday lights. Any type of energy savings isn’t just good for the environment it also saves you money; your family up to $50 on your energy bills just by doing this! As an added bonus, LEDs release little heat, and they last about 200,000 hours. According to one U.S. Department of Energy study, if everyone replaced their conventional holiday light strings with LEDs, at least two billion kilowatt-hours of electricity could be saved in a month. The savings would be enough to power 200,000 homes for a year! That’s a pretty astonishing number!

 

#4 Add locally-grown products to the menu. Adding organic, local foods to your holiday feast

is a great way to support local family farmers who grow sustainable meat and produce. Not only does local, organic food taste better, but you’ll also be doing your part for your community and the planet too. It means less shipping, so fewer fossil fuels are burned while in transport.

 

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away a million extra tons of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and cardboard boxes. We also use more electricity on holiday lights than some countries use in an entire year. You can do something about it! By finding nearby cardboard recycling centers in Orange County, CA, you are doing your part to keep extra cardboard out of the California landfills.


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