Halloween is over, soon we will be celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas will come in no time at all. If you’re the type of person who is crazy about buying, why not dedicate this year’s shopping spree to an important cause?

Hearing all the news about climate change and global warming, it is a great idea to join the eco and conscious consumption trends to purchase environmental friendly gifts. That’s why I came up with a list of useful and sustainable products that help our planet as well as make a very thoughtful Christmas presents to your loved ones!

Bamboo Toothbrush
Did you know that 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are produced every year? And that all the toothbrushes we have used during our lifetime are still out there? None of them have decomposed yet. That’s why we should all switch to a more ecological option. A single bamboo toothbrush can replace four plastic ones. It is 100% recyclable, inexpensive and easy to find online.

There’s a wide selection of books on sustainability, zero waste, the green movement and so on. Pick a nice title and motivate others to become more knowledgeable about Planet Earth’s situation. The more people become familiar, the more engaged they get in this fight for human race survival.

Bamboo toothbrushes are 100% recyclable

Reusable straw, cup or bottle
A reusable cup can replace 1,460 plastic cups while a reusable bottle substitutes 71 plastic ones a year. Aside from cups and bottles, disposable straws are toxic to our health and to the animals as well. A new year is coming which makes it the perfect moment to be a trendsetter and make people aware of how much better we can make the world with simple actions!

Secondhand clothes
A lot of water goes into producing new clothes. Additionally, it has a huge impact on pollution. Avoid releasing so many chemicals in the planet and save some cash by visiting a thrift shop. Gather a group of friends and invite them to a cool secondhand shop nearby. You can even have a secret santa on this theme.

One ecobag can substitute 792 plastic bags annually. That’s truly harmful for the environment. Buy a cool one with a nice message and design and hand it to your relative or buddy who is into that weekly grocery shopping!

Motivate others to stop using plastic bags by giving them an ecobag for Christmas.

Other ways to help the environment this Christmas: 

Naked packaging
Don’t spend money on wrapping paper. It’s basically money spent only to be thrown in the garbage within seconds.

Buy local
Support small businesses by visiting holiday markets. It can grow your city’s economy as well as avoid gas emission on transportation.

No money? No problem!
If you’re trying to celebrate Christmas without any shopping this year, just invite your friends and family for a Netflix and chill session. You can even opt for a documentary on minimalism, for example.

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