We celebrate various holidays at the end of each year, from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day. These are wonderful times of celebration with loved ones, enjoying delicious food, beautiful decorations, and exchanging thoughtful gifts. But have you ever thought about what happens to the waste and where all those decorations go after they come down? It is critical we adopt a more sustainable and conscious consumption throughout the year, especially during the holiday season. Throughout the festive season, garbage generation is 25 percent more per household. With that said, it is crucial to originate a greener and more eco-friendly way of managing holiday waste.
According to the Us Environmental Protection Agency, most holiday waste, almost 80 percent, can be recycled or repurposed. We can have a green holiday season by taking advantage of the three R’s; reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Reduce: When we use less, we can save energy and reduce unnecessary food waste. For example, avoid shopping and preparing more food than what’s needed. Practice minimal packaging and buying in bulk. Implementing these behaviors in our day to day is more effective and eco-friendlier to the environment.
Reuse: Look at your purchase and see what can be reused. Practicing this behavior will condition you to choose more eco-friendly products when purchasing. For example, when buying a Christmas tree, select one that can be reused. Keep decorations after the celebration and reuse them at your next decorative events. When sending gifts, use old newspapers as fillers and when using gift bags, make sure they are reusable.
Recycle: Recycling is one of the most basic forms of waste management and a significant way of contributing to renewable resources. Fortunately, we can choose recyclable items, from gift selection, to electronics, to Christmas trees, and even to table decoration.
The holiday season, especially Christmas, is a time of giving electronic devices. That said, keeping electronic waste out of landfills is critical. E-waste must be appropriately disposed of because electronic devices incorporate toxic substances and heavy metals, which are dangerous when improper disposal methods are used. By recycling these devices, we are reclaiming valuable materials, which in the long run will decrease the demand for new materials, and in return, conserve natural resources. Discharged electronic devices can also be kept out of landfill sites when refurbished and reused. Companies such as HOBI do just that.
HOBI focuses on maximizing the return value of retired IT assets and ensuring proper disposal. HOBI offers repair, refurbishment, remarketing, resale, and recycling services. Furthermore, HOBI prioritizes waste prevention by recovering and reusing products as long as possible and recycling those that are not functional.
For more information about our ITAD services, call 817-814-2620 or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.