These 7 crafts might help decrease your holiday waste

As online shopping increases this year, your household trash might, too.

When it comes to holiday waste, things usually aren’t very jolly.

Waste expert and researcher Robert Lilienfeld, who has developed recycling programs across the country and helps businesses create more-sustainable practices, estimates that Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving-to-New-Year period than at any other time of the year. That could be anything from delivery boxes to excess packaging to one-time decorations.

And this year it’s likely to get even worse.

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