In the U.S., an additional 5 million tons of waste is generated during the holidays, four million tons of which is wrapping paper and shopping bags.
December 9, 2008
Wrap it Up
The holidays are almost here And your home is filled with cheer When you wrap your gifts this year Keep your eco-gift wrapping kit near.
With all the Trimmings
Instead of wrapping up your present in paper, try using a beautiful piece of silk or cloth that can be used again. Traditionally seen in Japanese culture, replacing paper with cloth is not only practical, but also quite chic.
Try exploring different options when wrapping gifts for your loved ones this year. One simple way is to put all of your presents in gift bags (preferably recyclable) which can be reused over and over again. Dress it up by adding a fancy ribbon or a beautiful bow.
If you're going to go the paper route there are still some eco-friendly choices. Head online to order fully biodegradable and compostable wrapping paper decked out in prints reminiscent of nostalgic vintage patterns.
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