Americans tend to throw away more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's; that amounts to about 25 million tons of garbage, according to Sanford University.
So before you throw those Christmas wrapping scraps in the garbage, take a look at what can and cannot be recycled:
|Plain paper gift bags||Shiny or glittery gift bags|
|Plastic containers||Fake trees|
|Plain wrapping paper||Wrapping paper that is shiny, glittery or velvety|
|Plain Christmas cards||Christmas cards printed on photo paper or with glitter|
|Old Christmas lights|