Cardboard and paperboard boxes from items you purchase can be saved and reused for gift wrapping later in the year. They can be recycled, too. Just be sure to do one thing before dropping off the flattened boxes at your recycling center: Remove the plastic "windows" that they may contain. These can be easily peeled off from the inside of the box and tossed away in the trash. Leaving any plastic film on boxes can muck up the recycling process and render a whole load of recyclable cardboard useless.
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