DAY 6: 12 Days of HOTBIN Composting Christmas Tips
DAY 6: It Starts with A Card - Composting at Christmas
Although E-cards seems to have been increasing its popularity these days and are known to be environmentally friendly, most people do send holiday cards and holiday gifts in the mail at about the same time every year. Giving and receiving of cards is a huge Christmas tradition that dates back hundreds of years.
In the USA, greeting card making is the number one craft hobby, which means there are more recyclable and compostable pieces on each card.
With over 2.6 billion Christmas cards being exchanged each Christmas in the USA, the stakes are high of having them end up in our landfills producing greenhouse gases.
The good news is that HOTBIN loves cards. However, HOTBIN can’t eat a whole one! We are of course joking… just remember to shred/cut them up into small pieces and mix in with food waste. Also remember to take-off any parts with foil or other non-compostable part, and to only add anything paper based or made from natural fibers.
Alternatively, if you do not have the right composter to do dispose of them, you may prefer to put them on your recycle bin to be collected by your local recycling provider.
Can I donate my old greeting cards?
Yes, you can donate them. Indeed – Donating an old greeting card might sound a little bit strange, but St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Nevada re-purposes old greeting cards through their Recycled Card Program and resell them to help fund their programs to help families in need.
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