Well Christmas has come and gone! I am actually quite excited that today was the first trash pick up since then and we only had our average one trash can full. We only had one bag of wrapping paper trash and the rest of the stuff (packaging) is going to the recycle center in the morning. I had tried to keep all the wrapping paper and reuse it for my sons craft projects but it was too difficult to take off the tape. Nevermind the fact that a four year old rips the paper into a million pieces when he opens it.
I did go shopping the day after and I’m faced with a new dilema…what to do with old ornaments. I found some great new ornaments that I want to switch to next year but now I have all these old faded, chipped ornaments that need a home. I’m thinking of giving them to his school so they can use them next year in the classroom. Other than that I guess my only option is Goodwill. I refuse to throw them in the trash.
So how much waste did you have this Christmas? What could you have done differently to reduce the amount of trash?
Coming up next…New Years Green Resolutions. I’m going to make a few resolutions that will help decrease our footprint on this planet.
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