ENB is taking a holiday break

We're taking a holiday break. Posts resume January 3.

Resale is making gains in December holiday gift shopping

Read the full story from the Associated Press.

Resale has taken off among those looking to save the planet and spend less on gifts during what can be the most wasteful time of the year — the December holidays. This year’s supply chain delays have provided extra motivation.

No posts on July 5

We're taking an Independence Day break. Posts resume July 6

We’re taking a holiday break

We're taking a holiday break. Posts resume January 4.

Household Holiday Recycling Impacts Availability of Consumer Paper Goods

Read the full story at Waste360.

With consumers shopping online more than ever before, Republic Services is bracing for an influx of discarded packaging material during the holiday season and is asking consumers to make sure they are recycling materials correctly. There’s significant need for recycled paper due to the unprecedented demand for household paper products and cardboard during the pandemic.

Simplify the holidays

The holidays will be different this year, but you can create a new tradition that supports the community.

The Center for Biological Diversity’s updated Simplify the Holidays website helps gift-givers think outside the box with gifts and traditions that encourage creativity, increase connection, ease stress, save money, reduce waste and help the environment.

Use the SoKind registry to create wish lists for gifts people want. Both the website and registry include alternative gift idea lists with categories such as homemade gifts, charitable donations, experiences, time and more

How to be thrifty, savvy, and sustainable this festive season

Read the full story at Planet Ark.

The festive season is well and truly upon us, a relief perhaps as 2020 has undoubtably been a tough year. For many of us this time of year can bring its own pressures. We can be torn between wanting to buy lovely gifts and host family and friends at our houses, and wanting to ensure we are not adding to the burden upon the environment through consumerism. Not to mention the pressures on the household budget!

There may be a way to have it all – support the economy and local businesses, not overspend, still have a great holiday season, and be kinder to the planet. Read on for our tips and tricks to a sustainable festive season.

Artist builds Christmas tree out of glass; needs help collecting materials

Read the full story at WCIA.

A local artist is building the world’s largest glass Christmas tree and he needs your help to make it happen.

Artist Jason Mack will build the tree at 502 North Neil Street in Champaign. He said he will work every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until December 20. The public is invited to watch him build the tree.

Clear and green bottles, jars and vases will be collected between December 5-20. You can bring your donations to 502 N. Neil St. There will be a collection bin on-site. You are asked to not bring any window glass.

Scrub Hub: How can I cut back on food waste during Thanksgiving?

Read the full story in the Indianapolis Star.

This year, Thanksgiving gatherings will likely be smaller as people take precautions to social distance because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which could mean even more leftover food goes to waste. 

That’s why on this edition of the Scrub Hub, we’re answering the question: How can I cut back on food waste this Thanksgiving?

ENB celebrating independence Day

We're taking an Independence Day break. Posts resume July 6.