Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Green Options - How to Avoid the Card and Wrap Trap

As part of Eco-Libris' ongoing content partnership with Green Options Media, we feature a post that was originally published by Delia Montgomery on August 11 on Feelgood Style. Today's post is about the growing options to make your gifts more eco-friendly.

What is a card or wrap trap? A waste of resources that eventually cost more than money! Most people spend special occasion and holiday funds on ultimate trash when they buy conventional cards, gift wrapping paper and ribbon. Such items are rarely recycled and cause an excessive landfill burden, especially during December.

Perhaps you’ve noticed gift and holiday supplies proudly claiming recycled, post-consumer, chlorine-free, or tree-free? Sounds nice, but are you confused? Most consumers are when trying to decipher it all. Frustrations peak when claims are misleading.

Knowing who to turn to certainly helps. Green Field Paper Company now makes personalized cards and invitations for a socially conscious world. Located in San Diego, they've been in business since 1992.

Consider a seed-embedded paper that will sprout wildflowers. There's also junk mail or garlic paper. Additionally, they offer an array of natural handcrafted tree-free papers, including hemp. Plant-able wedding paper invitations are terrific.

Green Field supplies custom promotions, business cards, corporate events, product tags, and even boxes that are available using their handmade seed-embedded paper. Order now for custom gifts, as supplies are already limited this year.

Sweet Organics and Naturals is a small woman-owned business that also simplifies matters. Owner Sandra offers earth-friendly paper gift bags, recycled tissue paper, biodegradable ribbon, and even handmade paper suitable for laser printers. These stylish items are available to retailers who want to save trees, respect earth, and help make gifts special for their customers.

The ribbons are 100% biodegradable, made from perfectly aligned strands of cotton which are coated with a water-based adhesive, and colored with soy-based ink. Crisp and springy in texture, they hold shape beautifully and are easily curled or shredded. This is a unique environmental ribbon, as well as the azo-free dyed Lokta paper hand-twisted ribbon.

I know, you probably don't want to think of the holidays during summer heat. But if you want to walk the talk, I suggest you stock up soon. Green shoppers get real and ready because eco cards and gift wrapping are no longer a dream!

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Treecycle - Environmentally Friendly Packaging

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