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Accept the Challenge of Reducing Food Waste


This holiday season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages people to save money and protect the environment by reducing the amount of wasted food that gets thrown away. In 2011 alone, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste. Most of this went to landfills to decompose and produce methane—a powerful greenhouse gas over 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.


Holiday Recycling

Holiday Recycling Gift - Image courtesy of This holiday season is a time of giving gifts, being with family, and recycling. This is the perfect time to clean out your own junk and give it away to others who need it, or take it to a scrap yard to get more and give more. There are a few different things that can be done to participate in holiday recycling. Here are a few ideas to get your started.


Season's Greenings from the U.S. Postal Service


The U.S. Postal Service can help shippers go green and save green by sending holiday gifts and shipments in eco-responsible packaging from the comfort of home or office at, the Post Office that's always open.

"The Postal Service is one of the greenest mailing and shipping companies in the world," said Chief Sustainability Officer Thomas G. Day . "We offer more than a half-billion eco-responsible mailing and shipping supplies, free package pickup, and almost everything you can do at the Post Office, you can do online. So skip the trip and save fuel this Yule."


Plastics Help Lighten The Holiday Season's Environmental Footprint


Plastics Make it Possible® Offers Tips on Wasting Less, Recycling More, and Saving Energy While Celebrating the Holidays

For many Americans, the holiday season is the happiest time of year—but it can also be the most wasteful. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generate approximately 25 percent more waste—an extra million tons—between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.


DeKalb Cooperative Extension Provides Tips for Mailing Food During the Holidays

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), with more Americans working and being crunched for time, the ultimate time saver and convenience is home delivery of mail order foods.

Is it safe to send food in the mail?

Food is a great holiday gift and can be sent safely in the mail if it is carefully chosen, packaged well and sent in a timely manner.



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