Assuming 15 trees per ton of wrapping paper, this amounts to 30 million trees cut
down just to wrap our gifts.
Clean air council
For every pound of wrapping paper we toss there are several pounds
of cardboard packaging, twist ties, packing sheets, ribbons and bows.
If every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet.
Stanford recycling program
During the holiday season, running from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day,
households produce 25% more waste, sending up to 1 million tons a week
of additional food, wrapping and bows to landfills.
Fifty percent of all of the paper consumed in the U.S. is used for gift wrapping
and decoration for consumer products.
the recycler's handbook
If every American family wrapped just three presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.
The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year n the U.S. could fill a football
field 10 stories high. If we each sent one card less, we'd save 50,000
cubic yards of paper.