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Posted on December 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Micah Grau
It is that time of year when we wrap more presents over a few days than we do throughout the entire year. Giving and receiving gifts is an exciting part of the holiday season, but it is important to think about what is happening to all that wrapping paper.
Each year, more than 8,000 tons of wrapping paper (equivalent of about 50,000 trees) are used to wrap presents and most of that paper is not recycled. Also, about 114,000 tons of plastic packaging will be thrown away, not recycled, during the holiday. To reduce waste (and save money!) I have provided some tips for repurposing everyday items into gift wrap and decoration.