I feel like this should have been the first in my Christmas series. I think I was too excited to share my tips for alternatives to traditional wrapping paper that I forgot to begin with an overview. This year, I am hoping for a zero-waste Christmas. I mean, I want a completely zero-waste life, but Christmas is always packed with waste. We buy wrapping paper, crackers, tinsel, and more. These are all things that will simply be thrown away and replaced the following year.
You may not be aware, but traditional wrapping paper often can’t be recycled. Isn’t that insane!? Yet we use it every single year without a second thought. I think the element of surprise is wonderful, but we certainly need to start being more aware of how much disposable products we use. Especially at this time of the year! Almost all wrapping paper ends up in a landfill, but this can be easily avoided. So, I’m waving goodbye to the single-use option this year. If you want to do the same, here are some suitable alternatives to traditional wrapping paper.