All those wrapping paper, old plastic baubles, greeting cards and other rubbish end up making a little Christmas tree pile of trash in our landfills. This season, don’t get your gifts wrapped at the store. Spare a thought for Mother Nature with these simple tips:
DECK THE HALLS WITH REUSABLES
You’d be surprised at how many pretty ornaments you could whip up from just a few reusable items. Google it.
Recycled OrnamentsVia ecoempire.org
USE YOUR POTATO
Instead of using wrapping paper, get out some old recyclable paper, carve out half a raw potato, and get your hands messy with some potato print paper.
Don’t spend precious money on a 3 by 3 gift tag. Cut out your own from old Christmas cards or decorative paper.
If you must by wrapping paper, make sure you get the ones made out of recycled paper. They’re quite pretty and vintage looking too!
recycled wrapping paper
DON’T BE A GORILLA
Use your evolutionary-defined motor skills to open your presents, and save the gift wrap for next year.