‘Tis the season for gift giving. And many of those gifts will arrive swaddled in a sparkling array of wrapping paper, bows and ribbon—usually along with a gift tag and tape (and maybe even an outer box or mailing package to boot). And while it’s a beautiful thing to behold, that’s a lot of adornment for a one-time effect!
So how to make sure all that beauty doesn’t ultimately just end up as waste in the landfill?
Obviously, it should be recycled, of course! But wait. Is all wrapping paper recyclable? And if so, will your city, town or province accept it? According to recyclenow.com, different cities have different rules:
OK, so why wouldn’t wrapping paper be recyclable? Recyclenow.com lists the top three reasons:
Not sure whether your town or city recycles wrapping paper? Call to find out before putting it in the recycle bin.