A sustainable Christmas? Today the word ‘sustainable’ is a hot topic, and probably even more so since COP26. But how do we become more sustainable in everyday life? Christmas is a very good example – it is a season for giving, but it can also be a season for us to embrace sustainability.
Have you ever been given a gift that ended up in the rubbish bin after a couple of weeks? Did you know that we as individuals throw away 25% more rubbish between November and New Year’s Day than we do any other time of the year?
Where do we go to find sustainable, ethically-produced goods not only for Christmas, but for the whole year?
Protect the Planet
This company is family-run and they are the leading retailer of upcycled and eco-friendly giftware. All products are made of recycled materials, made in the UK and promote sustainably and are ethically made. Each item is packaged in reused, recyclable or biodegradable. In addition to their products which are available all year round, they have a fantastic range of Christmas gifts for all the family. Protect the Planet also supports two global charities: 1% for the Planet and One Tree Planted. They donate 1% from every single sale to environmental causes around the world and for every 5th review they plant a tree with OneTreePlanted.
70% of goods that Wearth sell are made in the UK. They focus on promoting environmentally-friendly and ethical shopping. All of their products are vegan-friendly and have never been tested on animals.
Their website allows you to filter by values, so for example if you want refillable, or recycled, organic, contains natural ingredients or handmade, you just tick the filter box. All of their zero waste gifts can be found by simply ticking the plastic-free filter. Shopping has never been easier!
Another fabulous family-run company that was founded on the belief that the choices we all make can have an impact on the planet and we each have a responsibility to look after it. Apart from having great gift ideas, Friendly Turtle give practical advice on topics such as how to re-use reusable nappies and 27 eco friendly products that will transform your life in 2022.
Christmas Stocking Fillers start from as little as £4.50, so well worth considering.
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