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Top 5 November switches 2022

Simple, sustainable switches that will help to set you up for an ethical Christmas
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
Heroes of the season November '22

This article first appeared in our COP27 special issue of My Green Pod Magazine, published on 11 November 2022. 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. Shop local

Shop local – wherever you are – using the BigBarn Local Food Map. The virtual farmers’ market has been dubbed ‘the Amazon of local food’, and is helping to connect shoppers with their local suppliers.

2. Eco gift wrap

Choose Re-Wrapped’s recyclable gift wrap made from 100% recycled post-consumer waste unbleached pulp, and printed with environmentally friendly vegetable-based inks.

3. Natural beauty

If your skin’s suffering from the mix of central heating and cold weather, keep a tube of Weleda Skin Food with you at all times. This natural wonder balm will soothe and nourish dry, chapped skin – from fingers to toes.

4. Avoid waste and plastic

Avoid food waste over Christmas (and beyond!) with organic cotton food wraps from WaxWraps.

5. Plant a tree

If you’re about to buy a product you don’t really need, you can satisfy your craving (and save some money) by putting it back and planting a tree with TreeSisters instead!

Top 5 November switches

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 or performance!

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


Ribbons made from recycled plastic; pet-friendly ecosnap® pulls without a loud bang.

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100% nutritionally complete vegan dog food, formulated for growing puppies and adult dogs.

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The UK’s first certified organic dinner candles, available in four different sizes.

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The ultimate nature-helping adventure rucksack for young Earth warriors.

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Six certified organic red wines with no added sulphur dioxide (SO2), a common wine preservative.

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Triple-quilted and super soft, this 100% recycled loo roll is also great for sensitive skin.

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

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