12 DIY Eco-Friendly Ways to Wrap Gifts
Did you know, if every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields? While the holidays are a joyous time to give gifts to loved ones, it’s also important to remember our planet. Instead of reaching for regular wrapping paper and plastic gift bags, this year, opt for a more eco-friendly alternative and avoid some of the holiday waste. Furoshiki is an ancient Japanese practice that calls upon cloth to wrap and transport gifts, and it’s a great way to help reduce waste!
Many Americans throw away 25% more trash during the the holiday season which adds up to 25 million tons of extra garbage and waste from Thanksgiving through New Years and the majority of it is from gift wrapping, ribbons, bows, scotch tape, packing materials, boxes to put gifts. When we even look past the waste think how much money we spend on wrapping and all the accessories that are quickly tossed in the trash. We need to find other alternative and solutions instead of filling up our landfills that are already overflowing with unnecessary waste. Keep reading and because below is some simple eco-friendly solutions.
Invaluable created this helpful infographic that details 12 different furoshiki wrapping techniques for all different sized gifts from wine bottles to square objects. It’s a fun, versatile, and eco-friendly alternative, but still allows you to get creative with gift-wrapping.