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Older Mommy Still Yummy: Living Green, One Tip at a Time - (a weekly feature)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - (a weekly feature)

TIP # 39
WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT WRAPPING PAPER???


(Photo from FreeFoto.com via Google files) 
  • You can carefully remove it and then reuse it...let's face it; this probably won't be happening on Christmas morning!!
  • Unless it's the kind that has foil or some kind of waxy lining, most paper, including wrapping paper and tissue paper, is recyclable
  • If it is not glossy, does not have a plastic, waxy, or metallic coating, and is not shockingly bright (officially known as Astro bright), it can probably be composted safely. Generally, if it tears easily, it's okay to compost it. 

One thing you should never do with it is burn it. Burning glossy or waxy paper, especially if it is brightly coloured or has a metallic finish, can release highly toxic chemicals into the air.

Below is a quick reference chart -
PAPER TYPE
REUSE
RECYCLE
COMPOST
GARBAGE
  Glossy
X
X


  Metallic
X

X
  Wax-Coated
X


X
  Plain/Non-Glossy,  Non-AstroBright
X
X
X

  Tissue
X
X
X

  Paper Tube
X
X
X

  Paper Boxes
X
X
(some)


I referenced the following site for the information contained in this post -

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3 Comments:

At December 24, 2011 at 12:20 AM , Blogger Donna OShaughnessy said...

Great chart. Thanks for taking the time. More and more I use fabric to wrap with loosely tied ribbon. That way I can give a tablecloth or table runner or napkins in addtion to the gift and vintage fabric gives well too!

 
At December 24, 2011 at 12:45 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

I didn't know that the tissue paper can be composted...if it's not reused. We try to reuses as much as possible...depending on who's doing the opening Christmas morning.
@ Donna. I've been saying for years I'm going to make cloth reusable bags. Maybe this will be th year to do it.

 
At December 25, 2011 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Teena in Toronto said...

Ours went into the recycling bin.

Happy holidays :)

 

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