According to, “As much as half of the 85 million tons of paper products Americans consume every year goes toward packaging, wrapping and decorating goods… [and] wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for about 4 million tons of trash annually in the U.S.” This holiday season, forgo buying rolls of wrapping paper and upcycle what you already have on hand instead. Open your craft and office supply drawers, unearth those brown paper grocery bags you’ve stowed away and make your own gift wrap! We show you 6 simple, festive ways to present your gifts with eco-savvy style.

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