# Quiz: How Much Waste is Generated During the Holidays?

Find out how how much waste is generated during the holidays. Americans max out everything from credit cards to garbage cans. Take our quiz to get the tally.
November/December 2003
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This quiz tells you how much waste is generated during the holidays.

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Take our quiz to learn how much waste is generated during the holidays.

## How Much Waste is Generated During the Holidays?

1. Between Thanksgiving and New Year how much more trash is created than during the rest of the year?

a. 5,000 tons
b. 50,000 tons
c. 5 million tons

2. How many trees could be saved yearly if only 10 percent of holiday cards were sent ­electronically?

a. 3,000
b. 30,000
c. 300,000

3. What percentage of Americans said they would prefer the holidays be less about gift buying and more focused on the important things in life?

a. 70 percent
b. 45 percent
c. 20 percent

4. How long does it take the average person to pay off holiday expenditures?

a. one year
b. six months
c. four months

5. After holiday feasts and parties, how many pounds of food are thrown away?

a. 28 billion pounds
b. 14 million pounds
c. 1 million pounds