Every year, piles of colorful wrapping paper end up in the trash. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, people in the U.S. generate 25 percent more trash, largely because of wrapped gifts.
That’s why a design studio in Portland, Oregon, wants to swap single-use paper with gift wrap that can be transformed into fun paper figures. Each sheet of Ilovehandle’s Origami Wrap paper is printed with instructions and fold lines to make different creations. It’s named after the Japanese paper-folding art. Although the first batch was printed on regular paper, future packs of Origami Wrap will be made with recycled paper to make the product even greener.