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Mother's Day Gifts That Leave No Footprint

The good folks at Waste Management serve up a short but inspiring eco-friendly list.

As Mother's Day quickly approaches, those might consider presents with less of an environmental impact. But where to begin? Fortunately, representatives for the environmental awareness group, Waste Management, North America’s largest provider of waste and environmental services sent Patch some ideas for eco-responsible alternatives.

Here's their thoughtful list:

• Wrap gifts in recycled or reused wrapping paper. Also remember to save or recycle used wrapping paper.

• Give gifts that don’t require much packaging, such as concert tickets and gift certificates.

• When giving flowers as gifts, consider buying long-lasting silk flowers, potted plants, or live bushes, shrubs or tress that can be planted.

• Bake cookies or other goodies for your mom and package them in reusable and/or recyclable containers as gifts. Homemade goodies show how much you care and help you avoid packaging waste. 

Do you have an idea for an eco-friendly gift for Mom? Share it in the comments section below.

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