5 eco-friendly alternatives to wrapping paper

Reusable Gift Bags by Waste Free World

Did you know that most wrapping paper can't be recycled?

That is a lot of paper product going straight to landfill, especially at Christmas time and with glitter, foil embellishments and tape remnants, it's a real nuisance. 

So why not make the switch to one of these eco-friendly wrapping alternatives!

1. Reusable Gift Bags

Purchase same cotton gift bags that can be reused time and time again and it also becomes part of the gift! Win, win for everyone.

2. Maps

No-one uses actual printed maps anymore...do they? So why not use them to wrap gifts with!

3. Fabric

Furoshiki is a traditional folding technique originating in Japan. All you need is a pretty square of fabric big enough to wrap your present with. No tape or ties needed! 

4. Brown paper

I love the classic look for a crisp brown paper wrapped gift. If you want more zing you can decorate it....or get the kids to do it.

5. Children's artwork

Kids bring home an exorbitant amount of artwork in their early years of school. No way you can keep it all. So use it as wrapping paper and the grandparents will love it!

Do you have any other tips for alternates to wrapping paper?

 

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