What to Do With Wrapping Paper: Recycling and Reuse Options

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Wrapping paper can be a common item that ends up in the landfill after the holiday season or birthdays. However, there are more sustainable options for disposing of or reusing wrapping paper.

If the wrapping paper is in good condition without any tape or glitter, it can be reused for future gifts. Simply fold it neatly and store it for later use. Not only does this help reduce waste, but it also saves money.

If the wrapping paper is no longer in good condition or has tape and glitter on it, it cannot be recycled with regular paper. However, some recycling centers have specific programs for recycling wrapping paper. Check with your local recycling center or waste management facility to see if they accept wrapping paper for recycling.

In addition to recycling, consider alternative uses for wrapping paper. It can be used for crafts or as padding or cushioning when shipping fragile items. Get creative and think of ways to repurpose wrapping paper before throwing it away.