It Turns Out That Christmas Is Terrible For The Environment

Christmas is the season of generosity, but that generosity is really bad for Mother Earth! Whodathunkit?

Huffington Post says “Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans generate an additional 1 million tons of household waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Increased online sales translate into a surplus of packaging waste. Wrapping gifts sends massive amounts of decorative paper to landfills. And cooking up heaping quantities of food at gatherings means plenty of leftovers in the trash.”



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