Use newspaper to wrap gifts
Wrapping paper can be difficult to recycle and unless you are very careful opening presents, tricky to reuse. Newspaper is a cheap and convenient alternative.
227,000 miles of wrapping paper is thrown away in the UK each year.Source
- Trendy and quirky
- Easy to recycle
- Cheap (and sometimes free!)
- Only really works if you subscribe or have access to newspapers
- Newsprint can sometimes transfer onto items
- Gets ripped and damaged easily
Making a difference
You can also customise your gifts by choosing specific sections of the newspaper to wrap gifts with, from sports to comics!