23 December 2007

Season's Greenings: EcoXmas! Part Two

More Tips for a Season's Greenings:

- Have a regifting party: You and friends bring the gifts you never liked (some no doubt still in the original packaging) and trade them for things you like or want to give to others.

- Recycle what you replace. If you get a new cell phone or computer, pass the old one on to someone who can use it. Some retailers, like the big-box office-supply stores (Kinko’s, Staples, Office Depot), participate in cell phone recycling programs to keep mercury, cadmium and lead out of landfills.

- Entertaining? Use fabric tablecloths and your usual china, glasses and flatware rather than disposables. If you do go the paper plate route, use recycled/recyclable/reusable plates. Choose paper towels, toilet tissue and cocktail napkins made with recycled fiber. At parties, provide separate trash containers for glass, plastic and metal.

- Returning or exchanging your gifts? Plan your trip so you're not making endless trips back and forth to the same stores or malls - and wasting gas, not to mention your time and energy.

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://www.kingston.gov.uk/browse/environment/community_environmental_action/have_a_green_christmas.htm

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