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Holiday Tips to Reduce Waste

Use LED Holiday Lights

LED lights last up to 10 times longer and use 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lights. Also, never place any holiday lights in your recycling cart.

Re-Charge it!

Replace your alkaline batteries with rechargeable ones. Save money and help the environment by ditching disposable batteries.

Freeze Food Scraps for Broth

Save your veggie and meat scraps from big holiday meals in your freezer and then turn them into delicious broths for soups later in the year!

Wrap it to be Recycled

MSS cannot recycle wrapping paper. Get creative and use alternatives like comics, maps, or posters! Be even greener by using reusable holiday bags or boxes!

Make Gatherings Zero Waste

Use reusable tableware instead of disposables. If you don’t have enough place settings, borrow
some from a friend or check a local thrift shop.

Try a Potted Tree

Consider using a potted tree that can be replanted to decorate this year. If you’re using a natural-cut tree, make sure it isn’t flocked with fake snow so it can still be recovered.

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