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There's Probably Plastic In Your Christmas Wrapping Paper – Here Are Some Alternatives

By Sara Spary

Christmas present wrapping: one of those tasks that starts off enjoyable and swiftly becomes annoying as you realise the dent in your ‘to-be-wrapped’ pile isn’t getting any smaller.

Whether you choose fancy patterns or a glittery design this year, there’s a chance your wrapping paper could contain plastic, which means it can’t be recycled and could stick around on the planet for a long time.

Wrapping paper is often lined with a “plastic membrane” which has a role to play in protecting the paper, Dr Karl Williams, head of the centre for waste management at the
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