How to make your Christmas more environmentally friendly

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By Sophia Harris, CBC News Ottawa, December 16, 2018

Christmas is a time of celebration, but once the party's over, plenty of garbage is hauled to the curb.

Environmental group Zero Waste Canada estimates that from mid-November to mid-January, the average Canadian generates about 25 per cent more trash than during the rest of the year.

The reason: people buy more stuff over the holidays, and a lot of it — from shiny wrapping paper to glittery cards — typically can't go in your recycling blue bin, so it's destined for the landfill.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/christmas-holidays-environement-recycling-garbage-1.4945279