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December 02, 2010

Green Your Holidays: It's a Wrap

Maps, sheet music, and paper bags can be recycled Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or all of them, this week's tips will help you lessen your impact while you increase your joy.

Tip #4: Save the Paper!

Instead of dressing presents with one-time-use wrapping paper, you can repurpose newspapers, magazines, or old posters or maps. Even better, turn bandanas or pillowcases into furoshiki (traditional Japanese wrapping cloths) or deliver gifts in a reusable bag or a handmade purse. If every family wrapped just three gifts this way, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.

Share your tips: What are your favorite gift-wrapping materials?

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