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Eco friendly Christmas Ideas - November 2020

Christmas is such a magical time! You get to spend time with friends and family, indulge in delicious food and open Christmas gifts! But unfortunately, after all the hype is over, we are left with mounts of food waste, a few extra pounds, and lots of unnecessary rubbish (think plastic cutlery, broken Christmas decorations, wrapping paper, Christmas cards, etc) During Christmas our waste increases by around 30%! In fact, Australians use more than 150,000km of wrapping paper to wrap Christmas presents, that is enough to wrap around Earth’s equator nearly 4 times! What’s worse is that most of the gift-wrapping papers can’t be recycled.

So how can we reduce our waste during the silly season and have a more eco-friendly and sustainable Christmas? Well we have a few eco Christmas tips that can not only save unnecessary rubbish going into land fill, but also be a fun activity for the whole family!

Gift wrapping - Wrap your gifts with pretty tea towels or fabrics, painted cardboard boxes, beeswax wraps or get the kids to create pretty drawings on recycled paper. These options are not only great for repurposing things around the home, but the receiver can either keep them or reuse them.

Gift Decorations - Instead of using plastic bows, decorate your gifts with dried flowers, plant cuttings, wood ornaments or feathers. Instead of ribbons to wrap the gifts, use jute string, cotton yarn or strips of used fabric. For name tags use old cut up cards, pieces of tree bark or leaves and just use a hole puncher to attach them with string.

Decorations – Create your own plastic free decorations for your Christmas tree by creating baubles from air drying clay, hanging pinecones or origami stars from painted scrap paper. Make your own Christmas bon-bons by reusing the carboard rolls of toilet paper and filling them with healthy treats, wooden ornaments or inspirational quotes. To wrap the bon bons use painted scrap paper, paper bags or fabric scraps and then tie them with jute or cotton string. Create your own wreath by shaping a metal coat hanger into a circle, then attaching dried flowers, foliage and pinecones with twine. For table decorations you can use beeswax or soy candles, slices of tree trunk or weaved jute as coasters, painted branches with added dry foliage and flowers.

Gifts – If you have time and patience, you can create your own eco-friendly gifts like beeswax candles in recycled glass jars, diy cookie jars or macramé decorations. But if you are strapped for time like most of us, at ECO Marketplace you will find a great range of eco-friendly gifts including eco gift hampers and optional gift wrapping.

So this year, let’s have a Christmas that doesn't cost the earth or our hard earned cash! 

Affordable Eco-friendly gifts under $50!

Jet Set Travel Essentials for Gentlemen
Jet Set Travel Essentials for Gentlemen
ECO Marketplace - Eco, toxic-free & environmentally friendly products

Jet Set Travel Essentials for Gentlemen

$40.00
Eco Body Pack: Feed Your Skin
Eco Body Pack: Feed Your Skin
Eco Body Pack: Feed Your Skin

Eco Body Pack: Feed Your Skin

$49.00
Essentially Clean Bundle
Essentially Clean Bundle
Essentially Clean Bundle
Essentially Clean Bundle

Essentially Clean Bundle

$25.00
ECO Marketplace - Eco, toxic-free & environmentally friendly products
ECO Marketplace - Eco, toxic-free & environmentally friendly products
ECO Marketplace - Eco, toxic-free & environmentally friendly products

EVER ECO Safety Razor

$39.95

more great eco-friendly gift ideas...

Strong & Mindful Box (Mini)
Strong & Mindful Box (Mini)
Strong & Mindful Box (Mini)

Strong & Mindful Box (Mini)

$50.00
Australiana Colouring Book
Australiana Colouring Book
Australiana Colouring Book
Australiana Colouring Book
Australiana Colouring Book

Australiana Colouring Book

$20.00
Jet Set Travel Essentials for Gentlemen
Jet Set Travel Essentials for Gentlemen
ECO Marketplace - Eco, toxic-free & environmentally friendly products

Jet Set Travel Essentials for Gentlemen

$40.00
Pink Dreams Cup and Infuser Combo
Pink Dreams Cup and Infuser Combo
Pink Dreams Cup and Infuser Combo
Pink Dreams Cup and Infuser Combo

Pink Dreams Cup and Infuser Combo

$45.00
Little bit of love gift pack
Little bit of love gift pack

Little bit of love gift pack

$35.00
All Heart , All Dreams Pack
All Heart , All Dreams Pack
All Heart , All Dreams Pack
All Heart , All Dreams Pack

All Heart , All Dreams Pack

$55.00
Eco Body Pack: Love Your Body oil
Eco Body Pack: Love Your Body oil
Eco Body Pack: Love Your Body oil

Eco Body Pack: Love Your Body oil

$59.00
Hand & Body Zero-Waste Gift Pack
Hand & Body Zero-Waste Gift Pack
Hand & Body Zero-Waste Gift Pack
Hand & Body Zero-Waste Gift Pack

Hand & Body Zero-Waste Gift Pack

$39.00

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