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Environmentally-friendly Gift Wrap

By Dawn Thull, Green Promise
Updated 11/10/09 Digg this

environmentally-friendly gift wrap

What better way to wrap your planet conscious gift than with environmentally-friendly wrapping paper. It's like the icing on the cake!

According to Ideal Bite:
"If every American fam wrapped just three gifts in 100% recycled wrap, we'd save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields."

Recycled wrapping paper is not that difficult to find any more, so what are you waiting for? Look for 100% recycled with a high amount of post-consumer waste. Keep in mind that metallic wrapping paper is probably the worst choice since it cannot be recycled due to the finish and it's not very environmentally friendly to produce.

Don't forget to recycle the wrapping paper from the gifts you opened this year. If you actually managed to open the gift without destroying the paper, you can reuse the paper for next year, but if it was damaged, make sure to recycle it (remove the tape though!) .

The list below includes a variety of environmentally-friendly choices: from 100% recycled paper to tree-free and plantable papers to vegetable inks. This list will be updated periodically, but if you notice any errors or know of a company that belongs on this list, e-mail Green Promise at Wrap responsibly!

Blooming Wrapping Paper (
Each biodegradable handmade paper roll is embedded with annual and perennial wildflower seeds, such as catchfly, english snapdragon, cornpoppy, black eyed susan. This is all occasion paper!

Earth Love'n Paper Products (
Beautiful designs on chlorine-free 100% post consumer waste fiber with vegetable based inks. Made in the USA and packaged by adults with developmental challenges. Can't get better than this!!!! You can find Earth Love'n Paper Products at the Tea Fairy.

EndoPrint Post-Consumer Waste Wrapping Paper (
Made from 100% post consumer waste paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council(FSC) and non-toxic soy based inks. All manufacturing is 100% wind powered generated.

Fish Lips Paper Design (
Check out their very cool modern holiday designs. Chilly dogs is our fave. Printed in the USA on 100% recycled paper with soy-based inks. These may be found at the Container Store also.

Green Girl Gift Wrap (
Guilt-free gift wrap using 100% recycled paper, soy ink and petroleum free labels. 10% of profits are donated to environmental causes. Nice!

Paper Source Green Choices (
Look for Paper Source's Green Choices Seal for their recycled gift wrap. Most paper is made from 100% Recycled paper with 30% post-consumer waste.

Red Stamp Eco-Friendly Wrapping Paper (
Really beautiful and unique designs printed on premium recycled paper using rich, earth-friendly soy ink.

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