It is once again that most wonderful time of the year. The winter holidays will soon be upon us, meaning only one thing... presents!
Unfortunately, consumerism can get a little out of hand. According to RecycleWorks.org, waste per household increases by 25% between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Americans throw away 4 million tons of gift wrapping and shopping bags annually, buy 2.65 billion holiday cards, and spend an average of $800 per person on gifts. It's no wonder, then, that a national survey found 70% of Americans wish there was less of a focus on holiday gift giving.
Although material-free gifts are often the most environmentally conscious presents, eco-friendly products are increasingly available, thanks to programs like EnergyStar and efforts by individual manufacturers.
Do you have a sporting fanatic in your life who is also eco-conscious? This year, find a way to green someone's game.
Between lost balls and broken bats, athletic equipment doesn't have a very long shelf-life.
According to The New York Times, an estimated 300 million golf balls are lost every year!
Consider buying a greener product like the Dixon golf ball for your friend who likes to tee up. Not only are Dixon balls made of recycled materials, but you get $6 back for every old ball you return as an incentive not to give up on those shots gone awry. Pictured is the Dixon Earth, their signature golf ball.
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