Green Holiday Guide: Green Your Wrapping
|November 30, 2010||Filled under Uncategorized|
Christmas generates around 300,000 tons of trash each year, a large amount of that being wrapping paper. That’s a lot of waste for something we use for just a few minutes. There are many great options to help reduce the amount of waste you create this year, here are a few.
Each year I save as much of the wrapping I end up with as I can. You can see some of what I saved last year in this post. You can also wrap your gifts using things like magazines, brown paper bags, and even newspaper.
If you want to use new wrapping paper be sure to look for recycled paper. Here are some favorites:
Snail’s Pace has beautiful gift bags, tags and wrapping that is made from recycled materials and soy inks using renewable energy. The products are made at the Saint Meinrad Archabbey the on-site printing facility, Abbey Press. Saint Meinrad is home to about 100 men who have dedicate their lives to prayer and work. They believe in serving the greater good and caring for God’s creation.
CrinkleCo has recycled gift wrap kits that come with everything you need to wrap your gifts this year, including the tape! You can also get gift bag kits and pillow box kits, both are super cute.
How are you going to wrap your gifts this year?
*I was given samples from Crinkle Co., Snail’s Pace, Lucky Crow, ChicoBags, and Fish Lips Paper Designs to be able to review the products. I was not paid to post this or any other post. Thess are my honest thoughts and views.