Gift Wrapping Tips for A Zero-Waste Holiday Season

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It’s almost December! Have you started gift-shopping? Here are some tips on gift wrapping!

Reducing waste during holidays
  • Learn about holiday return policies and keep the gift receipt
  • Choose consumable gifts instead (chocolate, home-baked cookies, wine, etc.)
  • Purchase gift cards from local businesses to avoid gift wrapping and support local
  • Donate to a favourite local charity
Reuse the following containers for gift wrapping
  • Rinsed jars or tins
  • Empty cereal boxes
  • Reusable paper gift bags or boxes
Recycle gift wrapping materials
  • Crumple wrapping paper into a ball and place it in your blue cart
  • Avoid using metallic or foil to wrap gifts
Spread the idea by gifting zero-waste products such as
  • Reusable bowl covers
  • Beeswax food wraps
  • Fabric placemats
  • Organic cotton loose leaf tea bags

Words of the Day

Placemat: a small table mat on which dishes and cutlery are laid out for one person at a meal