sheet music wrapping paper

Next week is always a major trash haul with post party rubbish and the remnants of boxes and gift wrapping. Much of the wrapping paper used can be recycled, but a few will cause havoc in the recycling process.  Here is a quick run down of what to avoid throwing into the paper recycling bin when it comes to gift wrap.

  • No Foil Lined Paper.  It’s pretty, but not recyclable.  Try to reuse it for another gift instead.
  • Glitter paper is also a no go
  • Take the tape off if possible to make it easier to process
  • Some paper is heavily dyed also not recyclable, this one is a little bit tricky to decipher. If it’s made with soy based inks, you are in the clear.

If the wrapping is made from recycled papers, it can be re-recycled.  A couple of alternative to traditional wrapping paper are using sheet music, maps, a grocery reusable bag, kids artwork and of course, newspaper.

Any other clever ideas to share?

Happy Holidays to all.  Thank you for taking time to read my stories.  I have enjoyed your comments and encouragement in the past year and thankful to have this opportunity. Blessings to you and your families.
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