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Top 5 December Switches

Five simple switches for December, plus our My Green Pod Heroes of the Season
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
Top 5 December switches

This article first appeared in our COP28 issue of My Green Pod Magazine, published 30 November 2023. 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. Christmas (ethically) wrapped

Fully recycled and recyclable, Re-wrapped gift wrap is made entirely from post-consumer waste pulp and printed using vegetable inks.

2. Sustainable spirits

Stuck for Christmas drinks inspiration? Avallen calvados is a warm spirit that’s as versatile as it is delicious. Add a mixer or give your favourite cocktails a Christmas twist.

3. Get that glow

Natural and organic skincare products will help get your skin in tip-top condition so your natural beauty can shine through. Try Weleda Skin Food for an instant and all-natural glow.

4. Organic dairy

If you like dairy, go for one of the simplest switches and opt for Yeo Valley Organic milk. Nature is at the centre of this family-run farm, where there’s a strong focus on soil health and biodiversity.

5. A gift that gives

For the ultimate Christmas gift, plant a tree in a loved one’s name and help translate women’s nature-based feminine leadership into global action.

Top 5 December switches

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 on 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 My Green Pod Hero products and services, in sectors ranging from Money and Energy to Health and Beauty.

Heroes of the season

We’ve picked these products because we believe they are all best in their class for people and the planet.

They represent simple, sustainable switches that will help to keep you, your home and the planet healthy – without compromising on luxury, experience or performance!

This selection of six light, everyday organic vegan wines is a treat for the tastebuds and a great way to discover new wines. Three dry, crisp and refreshing whites plus three soft, fruity and drinkable reds – a lovely gift or a great set to suit all tastes over Christmas.

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Pure, clean and vegan friendly, with sustainably sourced ingredients.

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The UK’s first COSMOS Organic water-based face moisturiser.

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Bring magic to the dinner table with the UK’s first certified organic dinner candles, available in four sizes. Unrefined yellow beeswax with an organic cotton wick.

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Made from 99% paper instead of the usual single-use plastic.

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Click here to view the full collection of My Green Pod Hero products and services.

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