Last year, central Ohioans reached a new milestone when they recycled more material than they sent to the Franklin County Sanitary landfill. On average a Franklin County resident creates approximately two pounds of waste daily, and it’s easy for that number to go up over the holidays when families and individuals are busy buying and wrapping gifts, decorating and baking. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency estimates waste can increase by as much as 25% during this time of year. This holiday season SWACO is making it easy for families to have a green holiday when they implement a few easy steps to reduce waste and recycle right.
“Preventing waste is the single best action we can take to reduce our reliance on the landfill and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Hanna Greer-Brown, SWACO’s communication manager. “Recycling correctly is another excellent way to act sustainably during the holidays and every day.”
SWACO suggests the following ways to prevent waste:
Recycle correctly with these easy steps:
Download SWACO’s Green Holiday Guide for more tips to reduce holiday waste.