Friday, December 3, 2010

Wrap It Up Green! 
How many gifts are you planning to wrap this holiday season?

According to recycleworks.org, "In the U.S., annual trash from gift-wrap and shopping bags totals four million tons." Not a very nice present for Mother Nature. I hope knowing this information will make you consider some eco-friendly alternatives to wrapping paper.

Need some ideas?

 **Reuse brown paper bags, tote bags, newspapers, comic books, phone books, magazines, butcher paper or tissue paper. 

**Use fabric gift bags. Sew a gift bag out of colorful pillowcase, sheet or old clothes.

**Instead of a bow, use a natural finishing touch and pick up some evergreen or leaves from your yard. 

Don't have the time to be this creative? 100-percent-recycled gift-wrap is also available at a number of online retailers or stores.

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