11 Dec 2011
Holiday Win: 10 Ways To Reduce Holiday Waste
Facinating or Bah Humbug?
Infographic via Green Upgrader
Dec 11, 2011 @ 12:27:14
Definitely fascinating. I have used recycled paper for wrapping for years now and typically forgo ribbon (though I never considered that as a high waste product!) We will be cutting back on gift giving even more this year, and keeping in mind all of the above. Thanks Ronnie!
Dec 13, 2011 @ 09:41:36
Barbara, I rarely use ribbon too. The real shame is the figure of how many unwanted gifts are given–60% is higher than I would have thought. That makes me rethink my gift giving…
Thanks so much for reading my posts!
Lori Popkewitz Alper
Dec 13, 2011 @ 12:01:45
The stats surrounding waste are mind blowing. If each of us made one or two small changes think of the tremendous impact it would have. What a great infographic.
Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:34:35
I LOVE this infographic, it definitely makes me rethink the materials I use to wrap gifts!
Dec 15, 2011 @ 12:23:15
Thanks, Lori. Yes, I do believe small green (groovy) gestures make a big difference.
Dec 15, 2011 @ 12:25:02
Oh my…EcoBostonGal, I LOVE your graphic design portfolio. Readers have you checked it out? Please click on her link!
Nov 16, 2013 @ 22:51:27
We’ve been reducing both the gifting, the traveling and the wrapping for years. We now give only to children with an occasional big family gift that has been seriously wished for. Any and all travel is car pooled and since several of us live in the same city, we bike. And my personal favorite is wrapping presents with presents, we use fabric shopping bags, towels, scarves and hair ribbons for bows. One year we used recycled paper and recycled yarn for all gift wrapping. This may not seem like much, but when all my siblings with their families get together it is upwards of 40 people. Also, after Christmas our city collects the trees and makes mulch for the city gardens.
Nov 17, 2013 @ 11:13:48
Good for you, Patti! Oh how I wish we could ride our bikes to visit family members, but we are scattered all over NY and New England. How wonderful for you and your family. Sounds like you have a highly ecologically evolved family…and city!
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