As our national day of love approaches, you’re probably thinking about what and how you’ll express your affection on Valentine’s Day. In fact, Americans are expected to spend a record $20.7 billion this Valentine’s Day¹ – that’s a lot of love. While it’s exciting to give and receive gifts of the heart – V Day, like most holidays, creates a lot of excess waste.
Fancy décor, flowers, cards, candy wrappers and gift boxes create a recycling and waste bin dilemma – what’s recyclable and what’s not? Here are some recycling Love Me’s (recyclables) and Love Me Nots (non-recyclables).
Sadie and her husband, Cody, adopted their son, Latrell, through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The Corleys, who live in Louisiana, want to raise awareness about the importance of foster care adoption, and specifically, the critical need to find permanent, loving homes for teenagers in foster care.
80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed
PHOENIX, November 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With parties, decorations, gift giving and travel, Americans generate 25 percent more waste than average between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day – equating to almost 1,000 pounds of trash per household. However, roughly 80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The experts at Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S.
Flowers and chocolate are the universal language of love. We're here to help you diversify your vocabulary.
Whoever said chocolate and flowers are an unoriginal Valentine's Day gift, think again. While different cultures around the world have their own unique ways of celebrating Valentine's Day, gifts of chocolate and flowers are resounding common threads. In the Czech republic, for example, couples believe a kiss beneath a blossoming cherry tree will bring good luck for the year.
The holidays are just around the corner! Time to make your list, check it twice, and start finding gifts for all of the important people in your life. And while those homemade sweaters you gave out last year were memorable (and even fit a few people), why not make your gifts Fair Trade this year and extend the goodwill one step further- to the people behind our favorite products?
When you choose gifts marked with the Fair Trade Certified seal, you’re saying “yes” to:
Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or not, biting into a velvety piece of chocolate is likely a non-negotiable activity on your February 14 agenda. In fact,Americans will eat more than 58 million pounds of chocolate in the weeks leading up to one of the sweetest days of the year. No surprise there, right? We love our chocolate!
The Republic Services Northwest Area and Bellevue Division employees teamed up to fill the holiday wishes of several children in need from Kenmore Elementary. More than half of the students who attend Kenmore Elementary are below poverty level and require food assistance and additional resources. Each year, Stacey Denuski, Kenmore City Councilmember, coordinates with the school to identify 100 of the highest-need students to participate in the Secret Santa/Papa Noel program.
Father's Day will be here before you know it, so mark your calendar: June 21, 2015! And this year, you can really show dad you care by giving him an extra-special Fair Trade Certified gift! Fair Trade USA's carefully-curated Father's Day Gift Guide will help you choose the perfect gift to show your dad how much you love him, while also giving back to the hard-working dads around the world.
Make Mother’s Day the best day of her year—for under $100
Does your mom love it when you get creative or is she a stickler for tradition? I found 28 fabulous presents—all under $100—to suit every mom, whether she likes sparkle or the spa.
Whole Trade Flowers (starting at $29.99 per dozen) at Whole Foods stores
If you're going the tried-and-true route with flowers, aim for something a little different, and give her a bouquet of gorgeous, ethically sourced, fair-trade roses from Ecuador. Pick up a bunch at your local Whole Foods.