Avoid sticky situations this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 9th) by wrapping your gifts without conventional, often petroleum-based tape. Not all curbside recycling programs accept wrapping paper. But if yours does, it should be tape-free. Try opting out of tape by making tightly creased folds as you wrap, & securing it by tying up the package tightly with natural twine or a reusable ribbon.
Great tip! I work for an eco-clothing line for women and part of our environmentally conscious choices is to package our shirts in the most eco-friendly way possible. We use recycled garment bags for our packaging and it’s tape-free too. Natural twine or reusable ribbons make a pretty package!
Another way of avoiding tape is to use the paper that you wrap with to just slip into a fold. I reuse paper that my kids have drawn on for gift wrapping (for those who like receiving wrapped gifts). You could also make your own paste with some flour and water.
As for packaging tape, has anyone seen the brown paper version that you have to wet before sticking? (I have not seen it used for years!)
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