Have yourself a wasteful little Christmas
How much garbage will you create this holiday season? According to Zero Waste Canada, we will each throw out an average of 110 pounds of trash.
In a Christmas newsletter, the non-profit says Canadians will buy:
- 4.3 million turkeys
- 3,000 tonnes of foil
- 2.6 billion greeting cards
- 27.8 million natural Christmas trees
- 7.3 million artificial trees
- 6 million rolls of tape
- 250,000 tonnes of plastic packaging
Zero Waste is urging Canadians to do some "reducing and rejoicing" during the holidays. Its newsletter offers several tips for "rethinking Christmas".