After opening up gifts, don’t toss gift wrap into the paper recycling bin. Yes, gift wrap is paper, but it’s usually coated with a shiny laminate that makes it nearly impossible to recycle. The same goes for the ribbons, string and tissue paper you might get. If you throw these into a paper recycling bin, they can contaminate a load of recyclable paper, and guess what? The whole bin will get tossed into the landfill. Keep gift wrap (and related accessories) out and consider wrapping gifts with recyclable paper like newsprint and kraft paper in the future.