Wrapping paper

Can you recycle?

Shiny, metallic or glittery wrapping paper can’t be recycled. This is because it is laminated paper made from mixed materials (often plastic and foil as well as paper) which can’t be separated for recycling. Wrapping paper can only be recycled if it passes the ‘scrunch test’. If you scrunch the paper and it springs back open, it’s made from mixed materials and should go in your rubbish bin. If it passes the test, make sure you remove any sticky tape!’

Rubbish wrapping paper