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MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -
‘Tis the season – for holiday waste.
"Look at how much shopping people do, which equals presents,
which equals wrapping, which equals a lot of waste," said Carrie Mann of
According to estimates by the federal government, household
waste increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Years.
Anna McCabe, Waste and Recycling Management Specialist with
the Wisconsin DNR says holiday gatherings lead to more waste.
Wisconsin environmental officials are asking people to
remember conservation during the holiday season.
The DNR suggests using newspaper as gift wrap, LED lights
with timers and avoiding paper plates.
"Just using some forethought, it can definitely help during
this season and just focus on ways we can all try and do a little waste
reduction. That would really help overall," said McCabe.
Some people are finding creative ways to incorporate
conservation into their holiday traditions.
McCabe suggests giving a loved one tickets an event or a
gift certificate to a salon.
"You could have, like, a special garbage bag and you wrap
the biggest, most beautiful Christmas bow around it, and that's just for paper
or just for all the plastic from like, you know, the party cups and stuff or
whatever, just make it part of the party," said Mann.
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