Do Just One Thing for January 02, 2017

After the holiday season, there can be mounds of wrapping paper and gift bags left to dispose of. First, try to save and reuse it for next year. If the paper or bags are too torn, don't toss them into the recycling bin. The reality is, many holiday paper products are over-dyed, laminated or contain non-recyclables like glitter, plastic and other shimmery materials that give them a festive look. Even uncoated gift wrap can be tricky; it's often very thin and undesirable as a recyclable. Instead, toss it in the trash and consider easily recyclable paper like kraft paper the next time you wrap.

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