All Wrapped Up!

Photo | December 15, 2010

It takes 1.3 kg of coal to produce 1 kg of wrapping paper, and the manufacturing process emits 3.5 kg of CO2 -- and that excludes the carbon footprint of packaging and then transporting the wrapping paper around the country.

So this year I got hold of my community newspaper and used that to wrap my presents. A big thanks to Pick 'n Pay for their adverts; they were a little more 'glossy' than regular newsprint -- and a lot more colourful too!

Reduce -- Well, I'm no longer using wrapping paper
Reuse -- I reused adverts
Recycle -- It's much easier to recycle adverts and newspaper than glossy, or foil wrapping paper.

For more ideas on making this festive season a little greener, check out our ten tips.

It takes 1.3 kg of coal to produce 1 kg of wrapping paper, and the manufacturing process emits 3.5 kg of CO2 -- and that excludes the carbon footprint of packaging and then transporting the wrapping paper around the country. This year, why not just use newspaper?

 

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