21 Dec '11, 1pm

6 easy (and surprising!) ways to green your gift wrap

6 easy (and surprising!) ways to green your gift wrap

After unwrapping gifts on Christmas or Hanukkah, you and your family have a host of shiny, new gadgets and toys to play with – but you’re also left with mountains of wrapping paper, tissue paper, bows and bags. From reusable gift bags to compostable wrapping paper, Earth911 rounded up six ways to create the perfect gift package, while leaving a lighter impact on the planet. 1. Make the gift wrap part of the gift Your gift wrap won’t go to waste if it’s a present in and of itself. A watering can makes the perfect container for a gift of gardening gear, and a mixing bowl or pot can double as a gift box for cooking supplies. You can also easily wrap gifts in soft materials like blankets, tea towels and scarves, which make lovely presents themselves. Reusable bags are another zero-waste gift wrapping option and help the environment twice: They eliminate wrapping paper and give...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/12/21/eco-friendly-gift-wra...

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