I love this time of year! More time with family, friends, holiday parties, and the 2nd annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is upon us; just 10 days away. Along with the season’s merrymaking, we can not ignore our increased production of holiday trash. The facts about holiday waste are staggering…
- From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25%. Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons – it all adds up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills. (EPA and Use Less Stuff)
- In the U.S., annual trash from gift-wrap and shopping bags totals 4 million tons. (Use Less Stuff)
We believe in the power to educate, change, and inspire and want to invite you to come out on Friday night (December 2nd), during the First Friday festivities, to create the 2011 Community Garment. To have a hand in this “show-stopping” number, stop by TBD Loft (upstairs at 856 NW Bond Street), and make a pledge to reduce your consumption and waste this season and for a lifetime.