OMA Newsletter

Best Practice Newsletter - Fall 2012

Go Green - Staying Green This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving past, the holidays are again in full-swing, and the busiest time of the year for recycling is upon us. With the increase in shopping, spending, wrapping and gift-giving comes a significant increase in trash and recyclable waste. Recent studies show that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, household garbage in the United States typically increases by more than 25 percent – equaling nearly one million additional tons per week. Celebrating the holidays, or even a birthday, doesn’t need to damage Mother Earth – simply reusing gift bags is a start. How will you make your gifts greener this year?

To learn how you can reduce, reuse and recycle this holiday season and all year long visit for Reducing Holiday Waste tips from the Environmental Protection Agency.