Wrappily made the conscious choice to produce a newsprint wrapping paper for its compostability, recyclability, high recovery rates, and lower production impact.
We know that our material responsibility doesn’t end once we’ve sold a product to you. That’s why we chose a material that is 100% compostable and recyclable! Once you’ve used (and maybe even reused) your Wrappily, feel free to add it to your backyard compost pile or community compost bin.
Recycling is the next best solution. Paper fiber from newspapers stays fairly intact and can be recycled up to seven times. While some virgin material is always required to make new paper, the ‘virgin’ material used is often sawdust, a remnant from lumber yards. This diverts waste and makes the paper making and paper recycling industry highly efficient.
Newsprint has the highest recovery rate of any recyclable material. In the United States, over 73% of all newspapers are recovered and recycled (roughly 9 million tons every year!) High recovery rates coupled with high recyclability makes the newsprint industry a semi-closed loop that saves a ton of natural resources used in virgin manufacturing.
In addition, Wrappily comes off the newspaper press as a folded sheet, eliminating the need for an inner cardboard tube. In our continued commitment to plastic-free packaging, our packs come in a plant-based PLA sleeve to ensure that the products are transported and stored safely.