How to Make the Holiday Season More Environmentally Friendly

Sure you recycle, compost, and have long ago ditched plastic single-use bottles. But how environmentally-friendly is your holiday routine? According to Republic Services, 80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed.

“Many of us want to be better recyclers during the holidays, but we aren’t sure how or just don’t have the time,” says Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability at Republic Services. “With a few simple steps during the holidays, we can all do our part to make environmentally responsible choices throughout the holiday season and help make a positive impact in our communities for generations to come.”

We at DFW Properties would like to present these simple holiday recycling tips from Republic Services, which include:

Save and reuse gift bags, ribbons, and bows for next year – it’s smart for the environment and for your wallet!

Shipping gifts? Make shredded paper out of old newspapers and magazines, or be sure to reuse last year’s bubble wrap and foam peanuts.

Think twice when it comes to wrapping paper. Standard wrapping paper should be recycled, but anything with glitter or foil belongs in the trash (or save it for next year!). Generally, the fancier the wrapping paper, the less recyclable it is.

Getting a new device this holiday season? Make sure your old phone or tablet isn’t tossed in recycling. Check with your local service provider for special instructions or electronics recycling options.

DFW Property manages properties in the entire Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. We offer three property management packages: SilverGold, and Platinum. Please click on the links to read more about each one, or check out our comparison page. Give us a call at 682-200-6700 if you have any questions.  

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