Did you know that Americans produce more trash during the holidays than any other time of year? 25% more, to be exact.¹ Between the wrapping paper, disposable plates and silverware, Christmas trees and cards, holiday lights and plastic shopping bags – it's hard to keep track of everything you dispose of during those busy months. The more we commit to glittery décor and disposable items, the less we realize the impact it's having on the environment. This year, I decided to make a conscious effort to produce less waste and recycle more. If you're thinking about doing the same, here are a few easy ways you can be more environmentally friendly this holiday season!
Recycle your tree after the holidays. Call your local recycling centers to see if they accept Christmas trees. Just drop it off and they'll take care of the rest. Most of the time, the trees are simply chipped into mulch and used for public outdoor areas or parks.³ So not only are you safely disposing of the tree, you're also giving back to the community!
If you want to repurpose your tree, consider turning it into a bird sanctuary. Just place your tree in your backyard and hang up bird feeders from the branches. When spring arrives you can always chop up the tree, where the wood can later be used for mulch.
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Happy holidays from everyone here at Foremost Insurance!
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