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The holidays are all about getting together with friends and family and enjoying food (lots of food!). As a result, this time of year can create a lot of food waste. Follow these take-action tips for reducing food waste this holiday season. 

Each year, Canadians produce 545,000 tonnes of waste from gift wrap and shopping bags. Help reduce this amount by following these take-action tips. 

Skip the wrapping

If a gift already comes in a nice box or bag, no need to add more wrapping. Add a reusable bow or make a gift tags from old Christmas cards for some flair. 

Reusable wrapping

Wrap gifts in a reusable material like a scarf or reusable gift bag or box. 

Reusable gift wrap

Rethink gift giving this holiday season by giving gifts that promote and encourage waste reduction. 

Give experiences instead of things

Make new memories by giving experiences instead of things. Some great ideas include:

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