Jaymi Heimbuch

DCL

We're all for making your own gift wrap with upcycled scraps, or simply skipping it altogether. But if you really want some professional wrapping paper, we suggest Earth Presents.

Everything About Earth Presents Wrapping Materials Considers the Planet

The paper itself is 100% recycled, and recyclable. That's a big deal considering many wrapping papers use materials that render it impossible to recycle it again. Earth Presents, on the other hand, is made from paper that is 100% recycled content, 100% post-consumer waste and processed chlorine free with vegetable-based inks so that it can be put safely in the recycling bin.

The gift tags are also made from 100% recycled and recyclable paper, and are printed on green raw materials using a green powered factory. The bows are made from recycled water bottles, and even the packaging is green(er), being made from biodegradable plastics, and 100% recycled corrugate and mailing labels use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper and recyclable adhesive.

What makes Earth Presents Extra Special

Another reason why we like Earth Presents as a greener option for wrapping goes beyond how eco-friendly the actual product is. The company is dedicated to the arts and helping students.

The artwork on the papers are from the artwork of students at WVSA Arts Connection, a nonprofit organization serving Washington, DC area children and youth with special needs, special skills, and special talents. Having their art featured on an actual product is a big boost. And Earth Presents contributes to School of Arts in Learning (SAIL) - part of WVSA - by donating paper to the school to sell and allowing it to keep all the profits. along with 5% of the proceeds from the sale of our products derived from the students' artwork.

Promoting the creativity of art students through an undeniably greener product is definitely admirable. So, if you are desperate to buy paper instead of creating alternative wrapping, here's one company we give a thumbs up to.