Many Americans tonight will be sitting down to a hearty 2012 Thanksgiving dinner with plates and plates of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and all the fixings. With an abundance of food comes an increase in unnecessary waste. This infographic encourages people not only to think about their bellies this holiday season, but also how they can reduce the amount of waste they produce.
According to Be Green, half of the food that is prepared for Thanksgiving ends up in the trash in the long run. Over the holidays, garbage production for American households rises by 25 percent. There are simple ways to conserve energy and make the best out of the holiday season while being environmentally responsible. First think about buying your fruits and vegetables from a local market for your 2012 Thanksgiving dinner and donating your leftovers to a homeless shelter. When buying your Christmas gifts, try to use as little wrapping as possible.
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