Eco-Friendly Wrapping Paper


Keila Barnes

Planet healthy choices are vital, especially when it comes to wrapping paper. Wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for near 4 million tons of trash in the U.S. every year alone. About 227,000 miles worth of wrapping paper are thrown away over the holiday season (which can circle the planet 9 times).

Most wrapping papers cannot be reused because of dyes, laminates, and or additives that aren’t paper. So, I think it’s time we start taking care of our planet, especially over the holidays. There is no planet B. You can use recycled brown paper, but truthfully it isn’t very festive. I recommend stores such as and

You can buy from Amazon, but why not support small businesses during the holidays? Reusable materials are entirely necessary especially during times when we’re using lots of said material. Let’s take care of our planet, it’s the only one we have.