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Wrapping Christmas Gifts The Sustainable Way

Copy of wrapping Christmas Gifts

Making Christmas easier on the environment doesn’t have to be hard! Why not take a small leap by wrapping your gifts in a sustainable way!

What’s recyclable and what isn’t?

When shopping for recyclable wrapping paper it is important to first determine what is recyclable and what is not. Avoid anything decorated with foil or glitter, thick, glossy gift wrap is also best avoided, as good as they look, these materials cannot be recycled. Remember before throwing recyclable material in the bin such as paper and cardboard, remove any sticky tape as this also cannot be recycled. Want to banish any non-recyclable material completely? Use paper-based tape as an alternative to sticky tape!

Tip: When unwrapping gifts you receive a quick and easy way to check what can and cannot be recycled is by doing the ‘scrunch test’ if, when scrunched, the wrapping paper stays in a ball it should be recyclable, if it opens up then it cannot be recycled and must go in your general waste bin!

Brown Paper

Brown paper packaging is our favourite alternative to traditional gift wrapping. Not only is it a cheaper option, but it’s also recyclable and looks incredibly impressive, trendy and sophisticated, giving your gifts a timeless classic touch!

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Don’t forget your decorations! With a little creative thinking, brown kraft paper can be made to look extra special. Shun regular plastic ribbon! It’s all about environmentally friendly twine as an alternative to ribbons and strings! Natural materials like foliage, oranges and pinecones make stunning accent pieces pairing perfectly with brown kraft paper.

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