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[greenyes] Trash the Holidays







Did you know that Americans throw away 25% more trash during the

Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday period than any other time of year? 

This

amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about 1 million extra tons 

per

week. Get the word out on ways to help trim the trash while trimming 

the

tree. A few simple things you can do to reduce waste this holiday 

season:



1. Give gifts that are what friends and family really want or need.

2. Gift certificates or a donation to a favorite charity make great 

gifts

as well.

3. Homemade food or something you’ve made yourself from reused items 

are

always great ideas.

4. Instead of wrapping gifts for the kids, hide the presents, and turn 

it

into a treasure hunt.

5. Send holiday e-greetings to family, friends and business associates 

who

are on-line.

6. Wrap the gift in a gift: put cookies in a flower pot or hide jewelry 

in

a new pair of gloves.





This tip was sponsored by the 2004 CRA Conference - Staying on Track

Revving Up Recycling.  To find out more about the conference , to 

register,

or learn about the annual awards or sponsorship opportunities, visit 

our

Web site at www.cra-recycle.org.



______________________________

Karen Hales

Recycling/Solid Waste Specialist

TOWN of CARY



919-462-3873 voice

919-469-4304 fax

karen.hales@no.address

http://www.townofcary.org



"Make everyday America Recycles Day!"



 Please Note
Email addresses for everyone at the Town of Cary are now:
first name <dot> last name at townofcary <dot> org.
For example: John.Staffer@no.address








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