Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Holiday Solid Waste and Recycling Tidbits

From Waste and Recycling News

According to the U.S. EPA, about 1 million extra tons of solid waste is created nationally each week between Thanksgiving and New Year´s Day.
And electronic waste, from iPads to new TVs, will inevitably push a lot to the trash.

Those electronics and toys aren't much fun without a battery. According to the EPA, about 40% of all battery sales occur during the holiday season. The agency recommends buying rechargeable batteries and giving a battery charger as a gift. Rechargeable batteries reduce the amount of potentially harmful materials thrown away, the EPA said, and can save money.

And what about that tree? Approximately 33 million live Christmas tree are sold in North America every year, according to the EPA, with an estimated 15 million ending up in landfills.

Home Electronics Disposal

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