Wrapping gifts is a world-wide tradition, but at a price:
What a waste!
Wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for about 4 million tons of trash annually in the U.S. alone.
Around the world
Over the holidays, about 227,000 miles worth of wrapping paper get thrown away—enough to circle the world 9 times!
Unacceptable. Most wrapping paper cannot be recycled because it's dyed, laminated, or contains non-paper additives.
Reuse and preserve
A piece of newsprint can be recycled up to 7 times! Its printing requires less energy and uses gentler, soy-based inks.
Promote local businesses
Our gift wrap is printed on local newspaper presses. We get a kick out of finding a new purpose for these old presses.
Our paper may be recycled, but our patterns are always fresh! Your gifts will look great, and not at the expense of the environment.