PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s the most festive time of the year, but supposedly, it’s also the most wasteful. Americans reportedly throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.
But experts are offering tips on ways to simplify and reduce waste.READ MORE: 4th Of July Parade, Concert Taking Over Philadelphia Today
They say one way is to give presents that are long-lasting, can be re-used, or recycled.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Fabulous Fourth Of July Forecast
Or better yet, create them yourselves.
Experts say another way to reduce waste is to skip out on wrapping paper.MORE NEWS: Police: Woman Shot, Killed In Frankford Apartment In Apparent Domestic Violence Incident
They suggest you use alternatives like scarves, magazines, or newspapers.