Despite the down economy, Americans are still buying, buying, buying: This past Cyber Monday was the heaviest online shopping day of all time, with $1.25 billion spent. And as a result, our garbage cans are fuller than ever.
Unlike many environmentally-unfriendly activities, wrapping presents is actually inconvenient for most people. It takes up time, rather than frees the individual from it. It takes energy, and it costs him or her money.