• Treat mom to organic bath, hair or skin care products. Many major retailers now carry all-organic personal care products which are often packaged in 100 percent recycled materials and made with all natural ingredients.
• Wrap gifts in recycled or reused wrapping paper or funny papers. Also remember to save or recycle used wrapping paper.
• Give gifts that don’t require much packaging, such as concert tickets and gift certificates.
• When giving flowers as gifts, consider buying long-lasting silk flowers, potted plants, or live bushes, shrubs or tress that can be planted.
• Bake cookies or other goodies for your mom and package them in reusable and/or recyclable containers as gifts. Homemade goodies show how much you care and help you avoid packaging waste.
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