When it comes to wrapping up a package to send in the mail, you might wonder if there are greener options for packing tape. Traditional tape is plastic-based and not recyclable or biodegradable. A greener option is paper tape with an adhesive that's activated by water; this variety is common in mass retail shipping operations and can easily be purchased for home use. There are also brands making biodegradable tape from plant-based ingredients; look for these options in stores. Finally, if you do use plastic tape, just buy the roll and skip the plastic components that usually come with it.
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