With the holidays around the corner, it is time to start thinking about sustainable ideas! Here are easy ways to make your holidays more eco-friendly:

  • Wrap gifts in repurposed packaging. Unused maps and paper bags work great as paper alternatives, and recycled comics are the perfect wrapping solution for kid-friendly gifts.
  • Repurpose used ribbons and bows. Keep all ribbons, bows, or gift bags that come your way. You will save a trip to the store, money and breathe new life into those gift-wrap accessories.
  • Send paperless holiday cards.
  • Avoid single-use dinnerware.
  • Buy energy-saving LED holiday lights.
  • Recycle your Christmas tree.
  • Handmake gifts. Homemade ornaments, picture frames, handmade soap or candles make great gifts.
  • Gift fun experiences instead of products.
  • Stuff stockings with yummy and healthy treats like dried fruit, nuts and homemade holiday cookies.
  • Give a gift that helps someone go greener. Think: reusable grocery bags, a pretty water bottle, stainless steel straws.

Happy Holidays from all of us at EnviroPAK! And remember, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!

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