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.