Gallery: Eye-Opening Info-graphic Illustrates How Much We Waste Each Ho...

 

While it’s fine to indulge in holiday food and festivities, we should also be conscious of the impact our activities have on the planet. Studies reveal that waste in the US increases by a shocking 25% between Thanksgiving and New Years – that amounts to 1 million tons of trash per week! This fab info-graphic by Jay Jay Pow Pow shows us what gets tossed and wasted each holiday season, so you can read up on the facts and educate yourself on how to cut down on waste this year. Jay Jay even has some crafty ideas over at his site, including how to make cute little porcupine dolls from recycled Christmas tree pine needles.

+ Jay Jay Pow Pow

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


1 Comment

  1. Green Joy December 16, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Yikes. Definitely eye-opening. It’s a good thing I started teaching my nieces and nephews the value of resources while they were still more impressionable. They’ve kept the habit of not tearing into the wrapping paper on gifts they receive, and the gifts they give are mostly handmade and personalized to the recipient, which is then wrapped in recycled materials such as old magazines and newspapers. Don’t scoff! They’re tastefully done and the people getting the gifts love them. Cheers!

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (Going Green)
    http://www.GreenJoyment.com

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?