Wrapping up the holidays in an eco-friendly way

  • This undated photo provided by Wrappily shows some of the company's holiday wrap designs. Wrappily's papers are printed on underutilized newspaper presses in Washington State. Founder Sara Smith says "At its core, gifting is based on thoughtfulness, but for many ending a gift exchange by sending a pile of trash to landfill dampens the joy. Wrappily offers a solution that's thoughtfully made, environmentally responsible and 100% recyclable/compostable." (Kirsty Copperfield/Wrappily via AP)
  • This undated photo provided by The Container Store shows an eco friendly gift wrap design. Wintry and holiday repeating motifs of snowflakes, reindeer and antlers make for chic and festive gift wraps available at The Container Store are made of recycled paper or recycled cotton. (The Container Store via AP)
  • This undated photo provided by The Container Store shows an eco friendly gift wrap design. Wintry and holiday repeating motifs of snowflakes, reindeer and antlers make for chic and festive gift wraps available at The Container Store are made of recycled paper or recycled cotton. (The Container Store via AP)
  • This undated photo provided by The Container Store shows an eco friendly gift wrap design. Wintry and holiday repeating motifs of snowflakes, reindeer and antlers make for chic and festive gift wraps available at The Container Store are made of recycled paper or recycled cotton. (The Container Store via AP)
  • This undated photo provided by Wrappily shows some of the company's holiday wrap designs. Wrappily's papers are printed on underutilized newspaper presses in Washington State. Founder Sara Smith says "At its core, gifting is based on thoughtfulness, but for many ending a gift exchange by sending a pile of trash to landfill dampens the joy. Wrappily offers a solution that's thoughtfully made, environmentally responsible and 100% recyclable/compostable." (Kirsty Copperfield/Wrappily via AP)
  • This undated photo provided by Wrappily shows one of the company's holiday wrap designs. Wrappily's papers are printed on underutilized newspaper presses in Washington State. Founder Sara Smith says "At its core, gifting is based on thoughtfulness, but for many ending a gift exchange by sending a pile of trash to landfill dampens the joy. Wrappily offers a solution that's thoughtfully made, environmentally responsible and 100% recyclable/compostable." (Kirsty Copperfield/Wrappily via AP)

For many of us, wrapping gifts is even more fun than giving them. But each year, we throw away miles and miles of wrapping paper, much of which can’t be recycled because of inks, coatings or other additives.