السبت، 24 ديسمبر، 2011

It’s Christmas. How to "Go Green"?

http://eecoy. It’s Christmas. How to "Go Green"? Posted on December 22, 11 From Christmas cards to ornaments to gifts, the amount of money that are spent on Christmas are huge. Over the holidays, environmentalists usually call on consumers to show good recycling and purchasing habits. Gifts made from recycled materials are highly recommended. The Lebanese environmentalist Mazen Abboud, advises consumers to purchase natural product gifts, made from wood, paper and textile. “These products will replace inorganic ones which are composed of plastic and nylon, and usually turned into a more difficult waste to treat,” he says. Abboud asks shop owners to use less gift wraps in order to reduce the amount of waste created. Many environmentalists, on the other hand, invite celebrators to come with a more ecologically sound type of adornments which eventually cost less. Since plastic decorations with its toxic substances, harm environment, health and end up in landfills, many suggest Christmas tree ornaments to be made from paper, pine cone and light bulbs. Christmas cards that preserve the environment might also be another option. These simple ways could be good for the environment and a step forward in reducing the waste problem in Lebanon. If green has recently started to become everywhere, in news, technology, transportation and fashion, many environmentalists view that it’s time now to embrace a greener lifestyle over the holidays.

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