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November 17, 2011

Green on a Budget: Make it Last

Reusable dinnerwareThe holidays can strain any budget. As you prepare for the season of feasting and gift-giving, this week's tips will help you maintain your green standards without spending a fortune.

Tip #4: Avoid disposable products.

When buying decorations, party supplies, or gifts, think beyond the event (or the holiday season) and invest in classic items that can be used again and again. Skip disposable dinnerware and wrapping paper — reusable alternatives will save you money over the long run and reduce waste. And if your closets happen to be haunted by a few not-so-classic items from holidays past? Repurpose that old stuff to make fresh decor.

Share your tips: How have you recycled old decorations?

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