Obviously, we don’t usually like to tell anyone to not recycle. But in the case of gift wrap, it’s better to reuse, or not use at all.
A common mistake many people make around the holidays is loading their recycling bins with wrapping paper, tissue, ribbons and more. Unfortunately, the shiny, laminated paper is actually not recyclable. Including it in the bin with other paper products can make an entire load unrecyclable.
Don’t worry, there are plenty of eco-friendly alternatives. Check out our guide to greener gift wrapping to learn more.