25 December 2007

Fast Xmas Facts

Fast Xmas Facts

-- The 2.65-billion Christmas cards sold each year in the United States could fill a football field 10 stories high. If we each sent one card less, we'd save 50,000 cubic yards of paper.

-- Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday period than any other time of year. The extra waste amounts to 25-million tons of garbage, or about 1-million extra tons per week.

-- If every family reused just 2 feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet.

Source: www.use-less-stuff.com

Thanks to a EcoDeaf contributor who selected the above excerpts from the newspaper article here: http://www.sptimes.com/2007/11/24/Homes/Season_s_greenings.shtml

Photo credit: http://dnr.metrokc.gov/dnrp/weekly/2002/wk49-Waste-free-holiday.htm

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