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Green Christmas

Did you know that the average American produces 25% more trash during the holidays? If you’re concerned about keeping your holidays environmentally-friendly, here are some easy things  you can do to lessen your impact:

  1. Buy reusable gift sacks or save your gift sacks for use next year.
  2. Avoid using wrapping paper.
  3. Don’t use ribbons or bows.
  4. Gift experiences like gift cards, tickets, etc. instead of material items.
  5. Send e-cards instead of Christmas cards.
  6. Recycle any Christmas cards you receive.
  7. Hire a junk hauling company to clean out your house before Christmas to make room for your new stuff. Make sure to find one that will donate everything they haul away!
  8. Buy reusable batteries for your new toys.
  9. Consider giving “green” gifts such as reusable water bottles, etc.
  10. Purchase a real Christmas tree. Fake ones are made from non-biodegradable plastic.
  11. Use LED lights.
  12. Make your own decorations out of junk you have lying around your house. Check out the Dirty Work Pinterest page for awesome ideas for how to do this.
  13. Don’t use plastic plates and utensils or disposable table cloths.
  14. Set automatic timers on your lights and don’t keep them running all night long.
  15. Cut down on left overs by allowing guests to take home a plate each.

 Interested in more ideas like this? Find Austin waste removal company Dirty Work on Facebook or Twitter!