Is It Time to Ban Gift Wrap?

According to Zero Waste Canada, Canadians use 545,000 tonnes of gift wrapping and bags annually.

Here’s why that’s a problem: Most of it is not recyclable.

The metallic sheen, the lining, the glitter, the saturated inks—all that stuff makes it so that wrapping paper goes straight to the landfill.

The thing is, there are perfectly great alternatives that aren’t lined in plastic or encrusted with glitter (a.k.a. micro-plastics that pollute our waters and kill our fish).

Need some ideas and inspiration?

Kraft Paper or Paper Bags

 

Newspaper

 

Tea Towels

 

Glass Jars

 

Tote Bags

 

Bento Bags

 

Given these options, I think it’s time to get rid of the roll! Are you with us?

Check out our Organic Cotton Bento Bags - they're not only great for wrapping presents - they're also awesome for shopping at the farmers’ market, organizing a suitcase or toting lunch. 

 

Jingle all the way,
- Chantal + team etee

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