Merry Recyclable Christmas from Boothster! December 25 2017
As a company that is committed to helping organizations promote their brand with custom ecofriendly tradeshow booth design and the world’s first green, 100% recyclable tradeshow banners, banner stands and signage, Boothster is always on the lookout for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. That is why this year, we are encouraging our friends, family, clients and colleagues to be mindful of the tremendous opportunity for recycling during the holiday season!
According to Stanford University, Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday period than any other time of year. The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about 1 million extra tons per week! From our point of view that level of waste is destructive and unsustainable. - If every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high. If we each sent one card less, we’d save 50,000 cubic yards of paper!
Gift wrapping paper is typically only used once and then thrown away! Try using colorful pages torn from magazines to wrap small gifts, and old maps or the Sunday comics for larger boxes. You can also avoid using paper entirely by using reusable decorative tins, baskets or boxes! If you do buy wrapping paper, look for types made of recycled paper. Be creative! Reusable cloth ribbons can be used in place of plastic bows. You can also unwrap gifts carefully and save the paper wrappings for reuse next year!
There are many families who make a point to reuse classic wrapping paper, bags and cards year after year. Another great, ecofriendly christmas tradition is to purchase a live Christmas tree and then replant it somewhere after the holiday! Whatever your holiday traditions may be, Boothster encourages everyone to think outside the box when coming up with ways to reduce our waste this holiday season. From everyone here at Boothster we wish you a Merry Recyclable Christmas!