Holiday Pollution

Downton Chicago, IL

The holidays have become consumer-centric in American culture and often lead to excess trash. The average American produces 4.4 lbs of waste daily. More than any other country. Only ~34% of that is composed or recycled while the rest ends up in landfills or the ocean.

Holiday waste often includes things like store bags, shipping materials, shipping fuel, decorations, and wrapping paper

Try to change your habits this holiday season- shop locally, use your own bags, buy fewer gifts (try gifting experiences), and wrap with recycled materials.