Wrapping paper that is plastic-coated, metallic or embossed does not biodegrade and is harmful to the environment.
Let your creativity flow with new ideas for gift wrapping: try reusing some fabric, a bag, newspaper, magazine, old sheet music, children's artwork, print your own paper using vegetable prints.
Save a tree!
Reduce the need for buying new wrapping paper by reusing it, getting creative with brown paper, newspaper, fabric ... There are many non-paper suggestions online.
Reuse wrapping paper as much as possible.
If you have a wrapping paper surplus, take it to the ReUse Academy for redistribution.
Paper with no plastic coating can be recycled in the mixed paper cage at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre.
Metallic, glossy, embossed paper cannot be recycled.