Turn holidays ‘green’ to reduce waste

December 18, 2012

By Staff

‘Tis the season for consumption — parties, gifts, shopping, decorations, food and more food — leading to more waste, so King County is encouraging revelers to turn the holiday season “green.”

The county launched the Green Holidays campaign, http://KCgreenholidays.com, to educate consumers about how to cut waste, save energy and support the local economy during the holiday season.

The campaign covers holiday décor, entertaining, Christmas tree-cycling and more. The “green” motif also extends to cards, packaging and gift-wrap.

Green Holidays’ revamped website showcases “green” holiday ideas and projects from local resources and from bloggers across the United States.

The website is also a resource for information on how to recycle holiday leftovers, including wrapping paper, Christmas trees, burned-out holiday lights, food waste and batteries.

“From DIY presents to gift wrap from reused materials, our website shows consumers a new batch of fun, easy ways to make the holiday more meaningful yet less wasteful,” King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson said.

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