6 eco-friendly gifts to save the planet
According to a recent report from the Intergovernamental Panel on Climate Change, glabal warming has already reached 1° above the pre-industrial level due to greenhouse gas emissions. As a result the ocean is warmer, ecosystems are changing, melting glaciers are causing sea level rise and coastal extreme events are becoming more severe. Also plastic pollution is a part of the problem: they emit greenhouse gases at every stage of their life cycle.
The best way to reduce emissions is transitioning to responsible production and consumption which also means thinking about the gifts we’re sharing this year.
Here is a Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide featuring eco-friendly products that will make our loved ones happy without harming the planet.
Made of organic cotton, this is only one of the beautiful eco-friendly hoodies you can find on Etsy. Proud London, There’s No Planet B hoodie (€21,87 on etsy.com)
Celebrity-favorite lip balm now comes tucked into a cute collectible tin ornament with a lemon cuticle cream. Burt’s Bees, 2 Piece Moisturising Gift Set [100% Natural Vanilla Bean Lip Balm + Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream] (4.25 + 8.5g, £6.99; amazon.co.uk)
The people behind this family run British brand create all natural skincare products based on their home made remedies, packing them in biodegradable and recyclable materials. Wild Sage + Co., Lemongrass + Tea Tree Vegan Shaving Soap (£12; wild-sage.co.uk)
Lush has been fighting animal testing and protecting the environment since its debut. This is a limited edition shower gel that smells like caramel and spices. Lush, Yog Nog Shower Gel (250ml, €18; lush.com)
If you have to go plastic-free, make sure to do it in style by using these trendy stainless steel bottles made in Italy. 24 Bottles, Urban and Clima Bottles (from €19,90 on 24bottles.com)
This fair trade, handmade make up bag is the perfect size for your everyday essentials plus it’s one of the cutest accessories ever seen. Navy Cord, Applique Sausage Dog Make Up Bag (£13.95 on naturalcollection.com)