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礼品包装如果能有效回收 将是非常值钱的垃圾

kira86 于2020-05-21发布
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假如礼品包装能进行有效回收,仅美国每年就将省下数十亿美元。所以礼品包装未来将是最有效的垃圾。
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Gift Wrapping Is Effective Future Trash

礼物包装是未来有效的垃圾

You never know if your loved ones are going to like what you bought them for the holidays. But one thing you can count on? A huge pile of paper trash, the detritus from unwrapping presents.

你永远不知道你的亲人是否会喜欢你为他们买的节日礼物。但有一件事或许你可以放心,他们会得到一大堆废纸——拆礼物留下的东西。

Americans spend more than $8 billion dollars a year on wrapping paper, according to a recent report by Sundale Research. And we toss millions of pounds of that precious paper in the garbage.

根据Sundale Research最近的一份报告,美国人每年在包装纸上的花费超过80亿美元。而我们把数百万斤珍贵的纸张扔进了垃圾桶。

Truth is, it's not that easy to recycle. Metallic or shiny wrapping papers can't be recycled. Neither can bows or ribbons. And tissue paper doesn't have long enough fibers for recycling. One municipal recycler suggests composting tissue instead.

事实上,回收并不那么容易。金属或闪亮的包装纸不能回收;蝴蝶结和装饰带也不能回收;而卫生纸的纤维长度也不足以回收。一位市政回收商建议将卫生纸用来堆肥。

Though we're spending a lot of money on wrapping paper and ribbons today, Grand View Research forecasts we'll be buying more decorative boxes, pouches and bags in the future -- which is a more sustainable choice, because those items can be used year after year. Wrapping gifts in fabric -- a Japanese tradition -- is also growing in popularity.

虽然我们今天在包装纸和彩带上花了很多钱,但据Grand View Research预测,我们还会购买更多的装饰盒和包装袋,这些在将来是一个更可持续的选择,因为这些东西可以年复一年地使用。用织物包裹礼物这一日本传统也越来越受欢迎。

And if you're wondering whether you should even bother wrapping next year's presents, a 1992 study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology found that people were happier with their gifts when they got to unwrap them. Here's an idea: instead of spending money on wrapping paper, maybe use money as wrapping paper. That should just about put a bow on it.

如果你还在犹豫是否要为明年的礼物包装,《消费者心理学杂志》(Journal of Consumer Psychology) 1992年的一项研究发现,拆礼物包装会使人们对自己的礼物更满意。还有一个办法:与其花钱买包装纸,不如把钱当包装纸用。那样就只需给礼物打个蝴蝶结就好了。

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