We seem to forget the amount of waste that piles up after a holiday get-together. From food containers to wrapping paper to packaging – it can add up pretty quickly, especially for those with large families who really make the most of Christmas celebrations. By some accounts, nearly a quarter of the waste Americans generate in any given year is amassed during the holidays.
What can you do to prepare for the onslaught of refuse? In some cases, the trick is to avoid escalating the situation by downsizing your gifts.