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BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 19 Dec '19
Five simple switches that will set you up for Christmas, plus our new My Green Pod Heroes!
This article first appeared in our Consumer Revolution issue of MyGreenPod Magazine, released on 19 Dec 2019. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox
There’s a sustainable alternative to just about anything, and these five ethical products and services are simple switches that would make a big difference – and could save you some cash along the way.
1. It’s a wrap
Fully recycled and recyclable, Re-wrapped gift wrap is made entirely from post-consumer waste pulp and printed using vegetable inks.
2. Nourish your skin
Protect your skin from the drying effects of cold weather and central heating with Skin Food. This all-natural wonder balm is safe for kids and can be used on anything from dry lips to cracked feet!
3. Get green energy
Switch your home to a renewable energy supply from Octopus Energy. As well as sleeping better at night, you’ll almost certainly be rewarded with cheaper energy bills.
4. Buy organic dairy
If dairy will feature in your Christmas lunch, make sure it’s the best you can get. Yeo Valley is ‘100% Yeorganic’ – organic and then some. The salted butter will be great fro brandy butter or with cheese and biscuits.
5. Holiday protection
Escaping for some winter sun? Pack light with incognito 3-in-1 Suncream, Insect repellent and Moisturiser.
Top 5 December Switches
Our new Heroes
These superstar products and services are ethical alternatives from companies that are doing things differently. You may not have heard of all these green pearls, as they’re from companies that don’t necessarily spend their profits on mass advertising or negotiating the cut-rate bulk deals that would get them onto supermarket shelves.
We think that if you don’t know the real options, you don’t really get to choose. Click here to view our full range of MyGreenPod Hero products and services, in sectors ranging from money and energy to health and beauty.
KIT & KIN NAPPIES
Hypoallergenic nappies with premium performance, made from sustainable materials. What more could you ask for?
The Natural Comfort range of organic wool bedding from Luna Textiles could be the most ethical – and luxurious – way to get a good night’s sleep.
TINCTURE LONDON STARTER SET
If you’re new to natural cleaning, this set contains everything you need. The all-natural cleaning products – for bathrooms, floor, furniture, glass, washing up and all other purposes – harness the cleaning power of ethically sourced essential oils and active botanical extracts instead of harsh chemicals. Refills for the silver-lined bottles come in glass containers.
THE USED KITCHEN COMPANY
Buy a used or ex-display kitchen for a fraction of the RRP and divert it from landfill.
PURE & LIGHT ESSENTIAL FACE CREAM
This all-natural cream does it all: it’s suitable for all skin types and conditions and intelligently adapts to the ever-changing needs of your skin. Its potent formula of 30 bio-active, balancing and natural therapeutics brings out your natural glow.
If you’re heading away for some winter sun, the stylish, unisex Asha sunglasses from Pala Eyewear could be just the ticket. They’re made from matt black recycled acetate from factory offcuts that would otherwise go to waste.
Alcohol-free luxury! This delicious drink contains fresh lime juice, cold pressed ginger juice, cider vinegar and a hint of Scottish honey. Yum.
This calvados could be the world’s most environmentally friendly alcoholic drink. It’s made with nothing but real apples, water and time – and all sales support bumblebees.
This revolutionary online marketplace showcases the best independent food and drink the UK has to offer.
MY TANO DEORE
The frame for this my Boo bamboo bike is handmade in Ghana using local materials, in partnership with a non-profit that invests in local education.
Plant a tree in a small, sustainable agroforestry system and follow its story online. You will directly support smallholder farmers.