Welcome back to the 12 Days of Sustainability – Day 5 Kraft Paper Rolls!
Kraft paper is a better alternative for gift wrapping, it doesn’t have any synthetic dyes or chemicals. It is easier on the environment when it is disposed of. Kraft comes from the german word “strong”, and kraft paper is just that!
Kraft paper is compostable. However, only the natural or unbleached kraft paper is compostable. They are considered brown materials, and this means they will add carbon to the soil after they are broken down. Kraft paper is safe to compost, and it also positively affects the compost pile by enriching it.
The process is much simpler, and there are few chemicals used in the process. This makes kraft paper completely eco-friendly and harmless to the environment. The chemicals used in manufacturing kraft paper can be recovered, reused, and recycled.
It degrades naturally within a few weeks, decomposing just like leaves that fall off a tree. It leaves no impact on the environment, but no one needs to wait that long. In fact, kraft paper can be recycled for use in new packaging.
What are some of your favorite ways to #gogreen and
benefit our environment during the holidays?