Green Holiday Wrapping Ideas

Presents, bows, ribbon, and scissors sitting atop brown paper.

Does it frustrate you as much as it frustrates us that wrapping paper is such a one-and-done wasteful item? It’s pretty to have glitzy wrapped packages under the tree, but once the holiday season is over and all the wrapping is torn, it just gets tossed away – along with the money you spent on it. To make matters worse, most wrapping papers aren’t even recyclable! Here are some great green alternatives to buying wrapping paper:

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Green Halloween Candy & Treats for a Sustainable October

Pre-wrapped halloween candy in a bowl.

Years ago, it was the norm to go trick or treating and get an unwrapped candy apple or homemade piece of candy. Nowadays, single-wrapped candies are the norm, and unwrapped candy goods are often shunned in the name of children’s safety. While you as a parent are likely checking your children’s candy for anything amiss (and taking your tax off the top), you do have to wonder what happens to all of those little plastic candy wrappers after the season is over.

Unfortunately, all of those little tiny wrappers are often too small to be recycled and have to go in the trash. While candy producers like Mars Wrigley and Ferrara are committed to having sustainable packaging by 2025 (and Hershey’s by 2030), you still wonder if there’s more you can do now. If you’re upset by the amount of single-use plastic waste this contributes to landfills like we are, you can instead shop for more green-friendly candy wrapped treats. Here are a few to consider:

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10 Tips to Make Your Business Greener

Greener Business

 If you’re environmentally conscious, you may be wondering how you can reduce your company’s carbon footprint. Don’t worry, EcoSource has you covered. Check out these 10 easy ways you can reduce your facility’s carbon footprint.

1. Take an alternate way to work/encourage carpooling and other ways to get to work

This is the first step which doesn’t take place inside of the facility of your company, but it’s a no-brainer. Any way that you can encourage carpooling, taking a bike to work, using public transportation, or anything else that may help reduce the overall amount of vehicles on the road can help cut down on carbon emissions.

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