Every holiday season, we unknowingly wreak havoc on our local recycling facilities by placing the wrong items in their blue carts. Although our intentions are good (recycling is a clear way to mitigate climate change), the cost of dealing with those misplaced items is troubling. And, with the amount of garbage increasing by 25 percent from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, there is a lot of room for error.
Experts at The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate funding from more than 30 major U.S. brands to improve recycling operations in cities and towns across the country, have pulled together a list of the top recycling tips for a greener holiday.
Clearing up the confusion about which holiday goods are recyclable can have impressive impacts on local recycling programs, and is a great way to ease into bettering your recycling habits for the new year. Want to know how you can further lessen your carbon footprint this holiday season and save some money? Check out our latest blog post here for all the details.