1. It’s not like normal paper

Wrapping paper often contains all kinds of glitter, left over cellotape and all kinds of festive decorations that sadly means that it can’t be recycled! Humbug!

2. Think of the trees!

Approximately 50,000 trees are cut down each year to make enough paper to wrap our presents – that’s not great is it!

3. Fills up your recycling bin in an act!]

Every Christmas morning, when Santa is long gone and all the presents have been opened, all that’s left is a sea of wrapping paper. Pick it all off the floor, and 30 seconds later your recycling bin is full!! (That’s where BIGbin comes in handy by the way….)

4. Cello tape is bad!

Small bits of plastic like sticky tape often end up in the sea, breaking down into micro plastics and infecting our food chains, waterways and marine wildlife. I know most of us were raised putting cellotape everywhere, but there’s a reason why it’s not used that much these days (until you wrap your presents)

5. There are so many other alternatives!

When it comes to presents, it’s on the inside that counts! Use plain paper, or even old magazines or newspapers to wrap your presents. It won’t take away the impact from your lovely gift and you’ll be doing your bit for the environment!

Are you willing to ditch the wrapping paper this year?