The Wrapping Paper, Crackers & Cards
Did you know? On average, 277,000 miles of wrapping paper go to waste over the festive period .
Reuse: Simply remove all sticky tape from your wrapping paper, iron out any creases and voila...Now you can reuse it for next year’s gift wrapping! You can also create matching gift tags - cut some of the paper into a shape, punch a hole and thread some string.
Repurpose: All that leftover paper and card would make great padding when storing away your Christmas decorations.
Get crafty: Fancy a new craft project? From origami, to scrapbooking, or making Christmas decorations for next year - your paper and card could come in handy!
Recycle: Did you know that not all wrapping paper, cards and crackers are recyclable? If any of these items contain any glitter or other embellishments, they can't be recycled. A good way to check whether your wrapping paper is recyclable is to perform “the scrunch test”: scrunch your paper into a ball - if it remains in a ball it can be recycled, but if it unfolds it cannot. And remember: remove all sticky tape, bows and ribbons before putting these items in your recycle bin!