Canadians will send 100,000 elephants worth of wrapping paper to the dump this year and Christmas presents are a big culprit.
Zero Waste Canada estimates 540,000 tonnes of wrapping paper and gift bags get tossed each year.
But the Vancouver-based advocacy group says Canadians throw out 25 per cent more trash over the holidays.
That’s thanks to the purchase of 3,000 tonnes of foil, 2.6 billion Christmas cards and six million rolls of tape.
Gift bags, tape and ribbon can’t be recycled at all and while some cities will recycle plain paper gift wrap, anything with glitter or velvet or foil has to be plucked out.
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-with files from Canadian Press