Before you recycle a gift box, make sure it’s free of tissue paper by emptying out anything inside.
Remove Ribbons, Bows and Glitter
Ribbons, bows, glitter and other decorations that sometimes adorn gift boxes are not recyclable. Remove decorations and cut out glitter-covered pieces before recycling any gift box.
Flatten gift boxes before recycling them in order to save space and to make them easier to sort.
Ways to Reduce
Turn Shoeboxes Into Gift Boxes
Save on expenses by keeping shoeboxes on hand and turn them into gift boxes. Find out how to turn a shoebox into a gift box.
Ways to Reuse
Use More Than Once
Instead of throwing gift boxes out after one use, save and reuse them until they become worn out.
Use for Storage
Like shoeboxes, gift boxes can be useful for storage and organization.