Sure, not using any gift wrap to wrap presents is the greenest option, but it's not the most festive. If you do want to use gift wrap, avoid papers that have a shiny finish, glitter, metallic embellishments or deep texture. Generally, shiny and foil-like papers are not recyclable and need to be thrown away. Instead, look for kraft paper gift wrap, which has a matte finish and is often printed with festive patterns. These are not only recyclable, but are often made with recycled paper, too.
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