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31Jan/100

GML: 3 steps to greener gift wrapping

Christmas from the present's perspective
Filed under, "What do you mean, green my life?"

It's hard sometimes to know where to begin. Why not start with the simple stuff.

  1. Find a place in your home to store gift bags — do this part right now.
  2. Whenever you:
    • receive a gift in a gift bag
      • flatten the bag and save it in the spot you've designated.
    • are ready to shop for, or give, a gift
      • check your gift bag stash first.
  3. Make it easier for folks you give gifts to by:
    • packing the gift simply. Just a sheet of tissue paper wrapped loosely around it or on top is enough.
    • not using tape on anything.
    • not writing their name on the bag's pre-attached gift tag. This keeps the gift bag looking new to future recipients. Instead, write a card for them and sit the envelope amongst the tissue paper with their name showing.