Holiday Environmental Tips & Ideas from NJDEP

Holiday Waste Reduction resources (NJDEP, Bureau of Sustainability):

 

Green Your Holidays (Infographic) – https://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/ei/Green2018.jpg  or https://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/ei/Green2018.pdf

Waste Reduction Ideas for the Holidays (Infographic) – https://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/ei/ideas.jpg  or https://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/ei/ideas.pdf

Trimming Our Holiday “Wasteline” – https://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/Trimming%20our%20Holiday%202017%20update.pdf

Food Waste Reduction…How to Reduce Food Waste at Home! – https://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/Foodwaste.pdf

Environmental New Year’s Resolutions (Infographic) – https://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/ei/Environmental%20New%20Year’s%20Resolutions.jpg  or https://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/ei/Environmental%20New%20Year’s%20Resolutions.pdf

Reuse Opportunities – https://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/Reuse%20Organizations%20and%20Opportunities.pdf

 

  1. “Hey Kids!   Help your family make the holidays GREEN with these handy tips!”  – Burlington County’s holiday resource for students – see attached.

 

  1. Christmas trees made from recycled materials – check out these creative and fun ideas:

https://www.greenmoxie.com/31-diy-christmas-trees-made-from-recycled-materials/

https://www.demilked.com/diy-chirstmas-tree-designs-recycling-holidays/

https://www.momtastic.com/webecoist/2009/12/03/18-clever-christmas-trees-created-with-recycled-materials/

 

Hanukkah menorahs made from recycled materials – check out these creative and fun ideas:

http://leshomra.org/menorahs-recycled-natural/

 

  1. Interesting Recycling Fact – Old Christmas trees are used at the New Jersey shore to help create needed sand dunes!  The Christmas trees act similarly to snow fences.  Wind carries sand, which gets blocked by the trees’ branches, thereby creating a dune.  The trees eventually deteriorate under the dune, becomes fertilizer and feed the dune grass that is planted the following year.