It's that time of year again. The season of giving!
As The Grinch so un-delicately put it: “The avarice never ends.” (A fair statement from someone who lives on a landfill.)
While we’d love to wholeheartedly agree with him... we also love presents. So, instead, let’s meet him halfway. This season, we’re giving gifts with purpose to hopefully reduce our footprint on our precious planet.
To start, here are some pretty good reasons why:
- Over Christmas, society produces roughly 30 percent more waste than usual (think: wrapping paper, cards, wine bottles, etc.)
- Households produce an extra 5+ bags of trash compared to average
- Take care of everyone on your list with our ultimate eco-friendly gift guide. Your non-recycling friends and family won’t suspect a thing.
As a bonus, since nobody wants naked presents, we’ll also introduce you to one of the newest trends that we hope is here to stay: sustainable gift wrapping!
Without further a-do - let's get into some of our favorite sustainable gifts!
1. Reusable Bags
For the farmers' market enthusiast, your shopaholic, yet eco-conscious friend...or just anyone you know that grocery shops?
Give them the gift of never having to use a plastic bag for their produce, snacks, and other goodies again. We're huge fans of brands like Ecobags and Stasher Bags for this, which are made from sustainable materials, such as recycled cotton and silicone.
Team BYOB (bring your own bag) and BYOS (bring your own snacks) all day.