Sophia, the main character in "The Essence" and "Unexpected Impact" has a hard time throwing pretty wrapping paper away in the trash. But recycling isn't always the best option. Here are her tips: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1) Most wrapping paper is recycling contamination.⠀
Unfortunately, the shiny, laminated paper is, in fact, not recyclable in most circumstances. Including it in the bin with other paper products can make an entire load unrecyclable.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If wrapping paper is metallic, has glitter on it, or has a texture to it, it is not recyclable.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) But don’t worry, there are eco-friendly alternatives:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3) Love those shiny papers? Make a game out of seeing who can unwrap with the least damage to the paper. Then fold it and use it for crafts or for next year! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have a fun and happy holiday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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