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Wrapping up Christmas: a guide for gift giving

It is that time of year.  The scramble for the big Christmas day is underway!  You are in one of two positions this time of year: One, sildenafil case you are frantically trying to get your shopping done (or started) or two, you are struggling to get everything wrapped.

For the first, I wish you the best of luck and encourage you to check out some of my last minute sustainable gift ideas, or websites like World Vision, Uncommon Goods, and Ten Thousand Villages for unique and environmentally-friendly gifts.

For the second, I found myself in this boat and looking for some better solutions to wrap all the holiday gifts this season.  According to the EPA, from Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25% and it all adds up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills (EPA and Use Less Stuff).  That doesn’t feel good in a season where we are trying to give better lives.

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Getting to One Bag: Our Hints to your Reduce Garbage

Reducing waste is something humankind is starting to think more about – but in a “them” not “me” sort of way.

I recently watched “Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage” and was mortified to learn that in the U.S. alone we produce 250 million tons of garbage a year – that is enough to cover the state of Texas twice!

You may have even heard about this “landmass” of plastic floating out in the Pacific and for a brief moment you think, best viagra treatment “Yuck! We have to do something about this!”. But then life happens and you find yourself lugging packed trash bins to the end of the driveway every week as your donation to the garbage collection Gods and don’t think much about it.

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