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Old 12-11-09, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default Wrapping paper isn't recyclable

I wasn't quite sure it wasn't recyclable until I read this article. Good to know. I'll probably be trying out a few of the ideas below. There are many links inside the articles with many additional tips. I gotta say, some of the wrappings look pretty cool to me.


Save 50,000 Trees by Getting Creative with Christmas Present Wrapping - The Fun Times Guide to Living Green

How to Make a Gift Bow From a Magazine...and Other Creative Present Wrapping Ideas - The Fun Times Guide to Living Green



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Old 12-11-09, 09:38 AM   #2
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For years I have used the colorful pages from the Sunday newspaper comics. It worked well. Last year I dropped my subscription so instead I saved the packing paper from each gadget I ordered.

My wife laughs each time she catches me straightening and folding used packing paper.
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Old 12-11-09, 05:21 PM   #3
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I have read that used potato chip bags make great wrapping paper.
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I have read that used potato chip bags make great wrapping paper.
LOL...what?
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Just bumping this one for the holidays.
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Old 12-09-10, 12:15 PM   #6
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My wife and a group of her friends got together last year and made gift bags from an assortment of fabric scraps. The bags are very reusable and avoid the mess of wrapping paper.

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I have a 2 year old that likes to color/draw/paint.... so I have a never ending supply of wrapping paper. We use new-old packs of dot matrix paper for most of the coloring. It was that or recycle it having never been opened.

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