Is It Time to Ban Gift Wrap?

According to Zero Waste Canada, Canadians use 545,000 tonnes of gift wrapping and bags annually.

Here’s why that’s a problem: Most of it is not recyclable.

The metallic sheen, the lining, the glitter, the saturated inks—all that stuff makes it so that wrapping paper goes straight to the landfill.

The thing is, there are perfectly great alternatives that aren’t lined in plastic or encrusted with glitter (a.k.a. micro-plastics that pollute our waters and kill our fish).

Need some ideas and inspiration?

Kraft Paper or Paper Bags




Tea Towels


Glass Jars


Tote Bags


Bento Bags


Given these options, I think it’s time to get rid of the roll! Are you with us? 

Since we’re in the holiday spirit, we have a proposition for you. We’re giving away a FREE organic cotton bento bag, with any purchase of $70 or more. Since it’s not only great for wrapping presents (also awesome for shopping at the farmers’ market, organizing a suitcase or toting lunch), it’s a gift that keeps on giving!

Want one?


Jingle all the way,
- Chantal + team etee

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