Monday, December 19, 2011
As you plan your upcoming holiday meals, think carefully about what items you'll be using. Instead of using disposable plates, consider serving your meals on your regular dinner plates. If you're married, bust out your wedding china and other items you don't use often (or ever). Now is the time to use the gifts for which your friends and family paid a LOT of money. If you absolutely have to use disposable items, buy ones that are made of recycled materials and are compostable or recyclable. Don't forget to encourage your guests to utilize your recycling and compost bins during your events and parties. There's just no need to create any extra waste during the holidays. On average, Americans throw away 25% more trash from Thanksgiving to New Years. This is outrageous! Let's make a pledge not to add to the problem but be a part of the solution. Go green this holiday season!