Facilities

Recycling & Waste Reduction Tips for the Winter Holidays

Submitted by JoAnn M. Lawrence

The winter holiday season doesn't have to mean a big increase in trash.

Gift Card Tips

  • Send an e-card.
  • Design your own card and print it on recycled paper.
  • Purchase a holiday card made from recycled paper.

Wrapping Tips

  • Use recycled newsprint to wrap your gifts - it can be recycled again once the present is open.
  • Use brown craft grocery bags to wrap gifts and decorate them with your own special design.
  • Use scraps of old fabric to wrap gifts.
  • Purchase gift wrap made from recycled paper.

On-line Vendors of Recycled Gift Cards and Wrapping Paper


If you are having trouble finding local vendors of recycled-content cards and gift wrap, try these on-line sources:

The sites listed above are the sole responsibility of the vendors or organizations who maintain them. Amherst College is not responsible for any content on these sites.

Note: Amherst College does not officially endorse any of these products or organizations. They are listed here only as a convenience to assist students and the Amherst College community to find recycling information or find recycled-content products.