At the beginning of the month Summer and I went over some great Green Gift Wrap Ideas. Now Summer has even more green tips on how to wrap up those gifts for Christmas this year.
Now that you have the presents you may have bagged them as I’d previously shared, but if you’re choosing not to bag it then you’ll be using or purchasing paper. I’d like to help you get the right kind of paper to still be ecological … you know, just in case you’re not using a reusable method …
1. Pick a paper without foil in it or a foil base. Though foil and paper are both recyclable they won’t process the combination paper. So avoid it!
3. For those of you using bags and tissue paper do note that when the life of tissues paper has ended it can’t be recycled, but it can be composted. Give it a new life in your compose bin, your waste management yard waste bin, or use it as a preventative layer in your spring garden by laying the paper down and placing a top soil over it. You can plant your desired plants though it and the tissue paper will stop the weeds from coming up before it decomposes.
4. But the simplest of all, if you plan to wrap in paper, would be to just buy paper and/or gift tags you and the receiver can REALLY make green out of – paper you can plant. Shop on line at places such as Botanical Paper Works, try your local specialty shop, or ask our usual paper place to start carrying plantable paper.
Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.