Corrugated cardboard isn't the only thing that can go to the recycle bin. The wrapping paper can also be reused if it is not made of aluminum foil and does not have plastic ties. Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said New Yorkers can aim for a waste-free Christmas if they're truly ambitious. Yes, you can recycle Christmas wrapping paper unless it's metallic, has glitter or has velvet flocks.
And the good news is that, as with fashion magazines, satin wrapping paper can be recycled. Basically, as long as you're sure that the wrapping paper is actually made of paper, it can be recycled with paper and cardboard. And the same goes for cardboard gift boxes, as long as they don't have a plastic or metal coating, they can most likely be recycled. Not all types of gift wrapping are recyclable, but many are.
Wrapping paper can generally be recycled if it's simple and simple, it's not laminated, it's made from recycled materials, and it's not too thin. When paper is extremely thin, it has few good quality fibers to recycle. A common mistake that many people make during the holidays is loading their recycling bins with wrapping paper, tissues, tapes, and more. Unfortunately, glossy laminated paper is, in fact, not recyclable in most cases.
Including it in the bin with other paper products can make an entire load unrecyclable. There are also many sustainable gift wrapping alternatives that you can wrap in recycled paper from the house, such as newspapers or old maps; you can wrap a gift with a piece of cloth, such as a scarf, that later becomes part of the gift; or you can simply place your gift in a beautiful handbag. Furoshiki, traditional Japanese cloths used to wrap gifts or products, come in several sizes and are a great way to give as a gift.