The world generates a whopping 2.12 billion of waste each year. That’s why zero waste products, like anything that makes the world a better, gets a big yes in our book. Luckily, more brands are becoming more aware of how waste affects the planet and giving us sustainable options.
Living a zero-waste lifestyle can be challenging. It’s a process that takes conscious effort to pick-up new earth-saving habits and unlearn the bad ones. Getting something pretty under the Christmas tree might help you get on track. This season, get your friends (or yourself) to make the shift with these gift ideas.
Insulated Tumbler, Klean Kanteen (Starts at P1,600 | Available at CC Lab, R2 Level Power Plant Mall)
Invest in a reusable tumbler or water bottle you can bring anywhere. Klean Kanteen is the first BPA-free and stainless steel tumbler that keeps your drink hot for up to eight hours (or cold for 24). It’s an ideal companion to your drink. Visit the Klean Kanteen gallery at CC Lab at R2 Level of Power Plant Mall to choose from a wide selection of colors and sizes.
Bambler Tumbler, Funk Trunk (P1,399 | Available at Common Thread, R2 Level Power Plant Mall)
If wood is more your aesthetic, Bambler is a lightweight tumbler made from responsibly sourced and recycled wood. It’s made of solid, BPA-free construction. You can even have it personalized! It keeps drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24—perfect for a long day that could be otherwise been spent on drinking from a plastic bottle.
Bamboo Cutlery Set, Funk Trunk, (P499 | Available at Common Thread, R2 Level Power Plant Mall)
Say no to single-use plastic and bring your own utensils when packing lunch or grabbing food on the run. This cutlery set is made from 100% recycled materials. Have it engraved with your name or send it as a personalized gift to friends or family.
Shampoo and Conditioner Bars, Little Big Help PH, (P279| Available at Common Room, R2 Level Power Plant Mall)
Bye, bye, bottles! Many have ditched shampoo and conditioner bottles for handcrafted bars. Most are made with organic ingredients that keep hair soft and shiny. No packaging that can just clutter your bathroom and our overburdened environment.
Reusable Cloth Squares, Little Big Help PH (P179 | Available at Common Room, R2 Level Power Plant Mall)
Scrap commercial cotton pads with plastic packaging and switch to reusable cloth squares. Cotton is usually produced with bleach and chemicals, which harm our skin. These reusable face pads are gentle enough to use on your face. It comes in a mesh bag, making it easy to store in your beauty bag.
You don’t have to do a complete 180 in a day—start by taking small steps! Choose reusable as much as possible and make more conscious, informed decisions when buying stuff. The hardest part of going zero waste is changing your habits, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done.