Giving a beautifully wrapped gift to someone you love feels good, and choosing a sustainable and recyclable wrapping paper feels even better! There are a variety of eco-friendly gift wraps that you can use, like tying a scarf as the wrap for a two-in-one present, or repurposing a used bag or paper that you already have. If you love the look of traditional wrapping but want less waste, go for the eco-friendly gift wrap from Wrappily, which is printed using an old newspaper press using recycled newspaper.
Their eco-friendly wrapping papers are made with double sided designs in fun prints, and they all have that signature ‘sawtooth’ edge that you typically see on newsprint. Because they use an old press to make their beautiful paper, their gift wrap has some “imperfect” marks with hints of the newspaper’s four-color registration. Whether you’re giving something special for the holidays, a birthday present for a close friend or a gift for your child, they have gift wrap prints that will stand out for every occasion.
If you love the look of traditional wrapping but want less waste, go for the eco-friendly gift wrap from Wrappily, which is printed using an old newspaper press using recycled newspaper.
When you’re done exchanging gifts donned in Wrappily paper, you can choose to recycle the paper, reuse it or compost it. The brand says that with the right conditions, their newsprint wrapping paper will completely decompose in six weeks or so, and they even recommend using it as a seed start in your garden. Wrappily says that, “over the holidays, about 227,000 miles worth of wrapping paper get thrown away—enough to circle the world 9 times!”
While many beautifully designed wrapping papers are not recyclable because they contain non-paper additives or they’re laminated, Wrappily hits the mark on both style and sustainability. A piece of newsprint can be recycled up to 7 times, so your gift will look great without any negative environmental consequences.