It is no secret that we generate a lot of garbage. In fact, the EPA estimates that the average American throws away 4.5 lbs of garbage per day. And, it gets even worse during the holidays. It is estimated that 25 million tons more waste is created during the holidays than over a typical 10-week period. That's roughly 1 million extra tons of waste per week! EEK!
In the spirit of taking small, eco-steps to help the environment, here are a few things you can do to help reduce that very large and ugly figure, get creative, and save yourself some time and money in the process.