We as a society are becoming more and more aware that recycling is a good thing, and that if we can avoid throwing away stuff onto the big landfill heap its a good thing. I was shocked to find out that a majority of wrapping paper is not recyclable which I think is quite shocking and in fact most of it ends up in landfill, this is most definitely not a good thing. So now what? Do we just give gifts unwrapped? Of course not, there is paper out there that is recyclable and affordable.
So what can we do? Well first of all the most obvious thing to do is check the label on the stuff you are buying and make sure that it is fully recyclable. If it doesn’t say anything or your not sure leave it. The rule of thumb is basically just to buy brown packing paper as that is recyclable and doesn’t contain any nasties, plus you can decorate it how you want and its also really cheap!
So this year maybe you should go for a Christmas that looks like this
And not like this. Keep it green!