Tips for Waste Minimization

Trash-Free Lunch

Trying to stay healthy by packing your own lunch, but feel like you’re creating a lot of waste? Consider working toward a zero-waste lunch. Lunches packed without disposable bags and containers will not only save you time and money but they also will lower your carbon footprint by reducing the amount of waste you produce.

A Green Halloween

Check out these tips from the World Wildlife Fund for minimizing the environmental impact of your costumes, trick-or-treat bags, jack-o-lanterns, candy, and décor.

A Green Thanksgiving

According to RecycleWorks, a household waste increases by more than 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Start your holiday season the green way by reducing your carbon footprint and making eco-friendly changes that even your friends and family can get involved with. Check out our article about how to have a Regenerative Thanksgiving for tips.

Lessen Your Impact During the Winter Holiday Season

According to RecycleWorks, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, and bows and ribbons all add up to an additional 1 million tons a week in our landfills. The good news is that you can participate in the holiday festivities while still managing to stay green. Check out our "'Tis the Season to Buy Nothing" article for holiday tips.

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