Reduce Waste when Gift Giving

Echo the Owl

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle when Gift Giving

Echo the Owl says...

reduce, reuse & recycle

  • Buy a gift for the contents, not the glitzy packaging. The costs associated with the packaging can represent up to 66% of the product's total cost.
  • Make the wrap part of the gift. Use a scarf or tea towel to keep your gift under wraps and the wrapping out of the garbage.
  • If you do use giftwrap, package the present in a gift bag that can be reused many times. Never use foil giftwrap, as it can not be recycled in your curbside program.
  • Choose gifts that support local businesses and do not need wrapping:
    • tickets to a concert, movie, or local sporting event
    • gift certificates
    • house plants

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