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".

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