How do I recycle specialty gift wrap like tissue paper or shiny wrapping paper?
Tissue paper should always be composted. Tissue paper is usually made out of recycled paper, therefore the fibers are already shortened to the point where it cannot be recycled again.
If possible, try to avoid purchasing shiny wrapping paper as it leaves metallic flecks in the paper pulping process. However, if you do need to recycle shiny wrapping paper, you can put it in the recycling bin.
There are many alternatives to shiny wrapping paper!
- Get creative and wrap gifts in newspaper, old maps, or kids’ drawings
- Try our SF Environment favorite and give two gifts in one by wrapping your presents in a reusable bag
- Give presents in reusable gift bags
- Purchase post-consumer recycled wrapping paper
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