Sure, the greenest way to wrap a present is not to use gift wrap at all. But if you want to wrap a gift, do the most eco-friendly thing: Choose recyclable paper. When buying gift wrap, avoid paper that has shimmer, shine, metallic flecks or glitter on it. These sparkles make the paper non-recyclable. Instead, look for what’s called “unlaminated” paper or just straightforward printed gift wrap. Paper with a matte finish is recyclable and can be tossed into the paper recycling bin along with regular office paper recycling.
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