If you have already purchased a cut tree for your living room, you’ll likely discover that your local community has a collection site where trees discarded after the holiday can find a new life as mulch for landscaping.  Although you can recycle gift wrapping paper, it is always best not to buy it (and therefore create a demand) in the first place; try making cloth bags to hide those presents in.  If you must get commercial wrapping paper, make sure it is made with post-consumer recycled content.  Use natural items to decorate with, collecting pine cones, evergreen boughs, or twigs of dried plants with berries or seed heads from your yard.  It’s good for both the environment and your wallet to make it a family practice that little needs to be purchased, and little needs to be recycled.


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