I just learned a few months ago that most gift wrap cannot be recycled!!!! #whaaaaaat?!?!? When the owner of this eco-friendly gift wrap company found this out, she found a way to create compostable gift wrap! Using soy-based inks and newspaper paper, it can be composted in the garden! #hallelujah!
Wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for about 4 million tons of trash annually in the U.S. alone.
Over the holidays, about 227,000 miles worth of wrapping paper get thrown away—enough to circle the world 9 times!
Most wrapping paper cannot be recycled because it's dyed, laminated, or contains non-paper additives.