Happy Holidays from the CU Environmental Center!  Here we have some simple things you can do to reduce waste while you eat, drink, and make merry this holiday season!

recycling ornament hanging on a christmas tree

Here are Some Holiday Facts to Keep In Mind:

  • Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.  The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about 1 million extra tons per week.

  • If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.

 

Check out this page for some Tips for a Greener Holiday Season!