With peak gifting season upon us, we’ve got you covered with 3 essentials to achieve waste free gift wrapping.
Australians use more than 150,000km of wrapping paper during Christmas – enough to wrap around Earth's equator nearly 4 times.
So when it comes time to wrap those presents and put them under the tree, implementing these 3 easy steps will help to reduce your environmental foot print.
1. Channel your inner artist
Grab your paint brushes, pop on your favourite Christmas tunes and let those creative juices flow. This is a great activity to do with kids!
You can purchase rolls of butchers paper or brown kraft paper from several local retailers such as Office works, Kmart and Bunnings.
Another great alternative is Furoshiki; the art of wrapping gifts with material. Google has plenty of tutorials on how to master this technique and your local op shop is a great place to snap up beautiful fabric.
2. Ditch traditional sticky tape
It's 2022 and there are so many options when it comes to sustainable tape. Our favourite is Sellotape's Enviro tape. Enviro Tape is biodegradable, non-static tape made from regenerated wood pulp. It is an environmentally friendly option for the office and home and you can pick this up for a couple of dollars from local retailers.
3. Become a collector
When it comes to materialistic possessions we love a less is more approach. When it comes to sustainability, we believe in using and reusing what you already have before going out and purchasing a sustainable/waste free option.
Dedicate a drawer or box and collect ribbons and twine from gifts you have received to then reuse.
Why not take a walk in nature to gather and collect flowers to take home and dry. Pop on top of your gifts for a little more charm.
Practicing sustainability doesn't have to mean using less. Follow these steps to continue giving cute gifts whilst reducing your environmental footprint.
A plantable gift tag embedded with the gift of seeds to bloom with life's special occasions