Wrapping gifts comes with a lot of plastic waste (wrapping paper and ribbons), you can only use it once and it ends up in landfill. An eco friendly/zero waste solution is to use recyclable, upcycled and compostable materials. If you want to make it even more eco friendly, you can reuse the materials if possible. Below I summed up a few alternatives for wrapping paper, plastic tape and ribbons.
Alternatives for wrapping paper:
- fabric: cloth, sheet, towel, scarf, dish cloth,..
- upcycled paper: newspaper, kraft paper, tissue paper,..
Alternatives for plastic tape/ribbons:
- recyclable paper tape
- natural/biodegradable cord: hemp, twine
- upcycled cord and ribbons (reuse it)
If you want to give your present a finishing touch, you can use your favourite herb/plant/flower instead of a ribbon. I would go for lavender or rosemary, your present will smell and look amazing! 🙂