Christmas is a time to celebrate the year that's been. I know we usually leave our future goals until January, but this year I've been so excited to gradually transition the house towards a more mindful and eco-friendly environment. Looking after our planet shouldn't have to wait until goal-setting season. Let's start looking after our planet this year, this Christmas, with this post. Click Read More to learn some tricks to help you transition your household too!
I know the thought of going zero waste can seem daunting. All of a sudden you're a lot more aware of every piece of trash that goes in the bin, and suddenly taking out the trash on a rubbish day seems like a much more guilt-triggering experience. However making the conscious decision to look after our planet and make more mindful consumption decisions should be an encouraging and joyful journey of figuring out where you biggest issues lie and enjoying the creative experience of finding a new, sustainable solution.
If this is a journey you've been considering yet haven't taken the first step in, let this be your invitation. Trust me, you're not alone in being overwhelmed either by the workload of having to figure out how to find eco-friendly alternatives for your everyday household products. I too have become inspired and then quickly overwhelmed by the thought of it all. However, in the spirit of Christmas, I wish to use this celebratory time to really try and give back and be grateful for the environment I get to enjoy not only in our gorgeous kiwi summer, but all year round. To give you a hand with you first step towards a more mindful Christmas, I've found 5 fantastic websites which show you some amazing and innovative products which you may be able to introduce to your kitchen or home this season. From baking paper alternatives to gorgeous handmade natural soaps for the guests, be prepared to find some serious gift ideas and inspiration for the home to reignite your desire to make the first step in the right direction for a more sustainable home.
5 WEBSITES FOR A ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS
You can purchase these wraps in a variety of sizes and qualities according to your needs, plus the cotton fabric is nothing short of absolutely cute!
The website also has “Make your Own Wrap” beeswax blocks which are perfect if you’re in the mood for a DIY, and their subscription program tops you up with brand new LilyBee wraps every few months to keep you going (this is also a little easier on your wallet too).
These double as perfect gifts or stocking fillers for the family too!
They offer everything but liquids online, however their stores throughout Auckland are fully stocked with the full range. You can find everything to baking essentials, herbs & spices to seeds and snacks!
Ordering is simple: fill your cart (and enjoy free shipping with any $100 spend) and place your order. Your goods will be hand-packaged sustainably and delivered to you within 24 hours in an environmentally friendly box! Easy. This is perfect for when you want to grab all of your Christmas groceries but want to avoid the unnecessary waste and supermarket mayhem! Just sit back, in ya swimsuit and order it straight from the pool side.
These can also be reused every year. Their website also has other designs which would be perfect for easter, birthday gifts or every to help you organise your clothes when packing your suitcase for your summer travels!
This website is home to so many other gorgeous gift ideas for our friends who are really mindful about their footprint and who are looking to produce less waste this Christmas season. You’re sure to find plenty of solutions which they will highly appreciate!
BONUS! The Rubbish Talk
This website is absolute gold for any eco-friendly family or New Zealand traveller. You are able to easily select the area in which you live and this fantastic website will provide you with an ultimate guide to shops, stores, and brands throughout that area that offer zero waste or sustainable solutions to all of your needs. I just had to throw this is as it is a goldmine of amazing information - who knew the Waipa area had so many mindful producers!
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