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3 Ways People in Poverty Suffer the Most From Pollution. See this also: Stanford University Online Guide to Holiday Waste Prevention
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Stanford University: Holiday Waste Prevention
From the site:
Q: How much extra waste is created during the winter holiday season?
A: Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday period than any other time of year. The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about 1 million extra tons per week!
If every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high. If we each sent one card less, we’d save 50,000 cubic yards of paper.Statistics found at www.use-less-stuff.com. Visit this website and use the checklist to reduce your waste this holiday season.
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