Did you know Americans create 25% more trash during the holidays?
But we don’t have to! This green holiday guide will help you have a meaningful, waste-free holiday season.
Page 1: Ways to go for Zero Waste this Holiday Season
Page 2: Holiday Item Recycling Info for Boulder County
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Holiday sales are expected to hit $465.6 billion in 2011. National Retail Federation, Holiday FAQs
About 40% of all battery sales in the U.S. occur during the holiday season. EPA, Reducing Holiday Waste
Holiday lights in U.S. use more than 2.2 million mega-watt hours (MWh) of electricity every holiday season, enough electricity to run more than 173,000 homes for a year. Eco-Cycle calculation based on Energy Star study and EPA equivalency factors
There are approximately 33 million live holiday trees sold in the U.S. every year. EPA, Reducing Holiday Waste
Americans estimate they will spend an average of $764 on Christmas gifts in 2011. Gallup Poll, November 2011
40% of Americans start their holiday shopping before Halloween. National Retail Federation, Holiday FAQs
More than 3 in 4 Americans wish that holidays were less materialistic. Nearly 9 in 10 believe that holidays should be more about family and caring for others, not giving and receiving gifts. Center for a New American Dream, Simplify the Holidays
In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history. EPA, Sustainable Materials Management: The Road Ahead
> For facts on consumption and the environment, check out our Eco-Facts section.