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5 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

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5 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

Whether you’re planning a handmade holiday or shopping for ethical and fair trade gifts this year, it’s a shame to put so much thought into the present only to wrap it up in less-then-eco-friendly packaging!

Conventional wrapping paper isn’t so hot for the environment. The paper often comes from virgin forests, it uses high impact dyes that pollute waterways, and once the gift is unwrapped, that paper is headed for the recycle bin or even the landfill. Not so jolly, right?

Luckily, you don’t have to buy rolls of unsustainable wrapping paper! Instead, check out some of these giftwrap ideas that are as sustainable as they are fun!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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2:16PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Thank you! I have tried some ideas before but this year I will do more!

2:41AM PST on Feb 14, 2012

Wonderful ideas! Thanks.

2:23PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

nice and simple, thanks!

7:06PM PST on Dec 16, 2011

I usually put my gifts in the pretty reusable canvas bags sold at Whole Foods.

6:17AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

Very cool

8:26PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

fabulous!

8:21PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Great ideas. Thanks.

4:26PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

I am wrapping my gifts in colorful reusable shopping bags...a gift in and of itself!

6:34AM PST on Dec 14, 2011

On this overcrowded planet, waste is an increasingly serious problem. It's a necessary commandment to avoid waste in every way possible. I always reuse gift paper, and instead of gift ribbon I tie it with ivy branches that have to be cut anyway. They look really fine, and afterwards they are compostable.

4:20PM PST on Dec 13, 2011

Thanks.

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