Waste Free Holidays

Waste Free for the Holidays

Whether we’re decorating our homes, wrapping gifts or cooking up big meals, the winter holiday season can make a lot of unnecessary waste. In Canada, household waste can increase by more than 25 per cent during the holidays.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. We can all take steps to make less waste each year. Explore the following categories for inspiration on ways to make warm holiday memories without also creating piles of waste.

Have ideas on how to prevent and reduce waste this holiday? Share your tips with us on Facebook so we can update our list.

Thankfully, much of the packaging that comes your way this holiday season, can be recycled. Check out cswm.ca/recycle to find out what can be recycled in your area, or use the Recyclepedia website or app to quickly find specific information for different items.