As you already know, wrapping paper isn't recyclable and tonnes of it ends up in landfills each Christmas.
According to Zero Waste Canada, a Vancouver-based advocacy group, Canadians throw out 540,000 tonnes of wrapping paper and gift bags each year. That's about 100,000 elephants worth of wrapping paper tossed to the landfills.
It’s still possible to make eco-friendly choices and reduce holiday trash, while also giving gorgeously wrapped presents. There are plenty of crafty ways to spruce up your presents that will not only make your gifts stand out, but will do a little bit of good to the planet too. All you have to do is look around the house.
These 8 earth-friendly gift wrapping ideas will help you give beautifully wrapped gifts that have less impact on the planet: