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The Zero Waste

2021 Holiday
Gift Guide

The Zero Waste Collective is committed to teaming up with sustainable brands! Lucky for you we have everything you need for the Holiday Season in one place. This gift guide is organized into 7 categories: books, in the kitchen, bathroom & beauty, cleaning, lifestyle, on the go, and children. So whether you're looking for your family or friends or feel like treating yourself, check out all these amazing products to help you and the people you love live Less Trashy!

*Please note that this gift guide is a paid partnership with all participating brands, and some links contain cookies.

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Pre-Order the book!

Get beyond the Mason jar and learn how to dramatically reduce the waste you produce over the course of a year—one sanity-saving step at a time—in this super-practical guide by Tara McKenna, the creator of The Zero Waste Collective!

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Pre-order from
Ten and Co!

Ten and Co has designed a special Sponge Cloth in collaboration with Tara from The Zero Waste Collective, to celebrate her new book Don't Be Trashy. Get your pre-orders in now and you can purchase this Sponge Cloth for half price from Ten and Co!

Don't Be Trashy


In the Kitchen

In the Kitchen
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The Zero Waste Collective x Your Green Kitchen organic cotton bowl covers! Reusable, fabric bowl covers are a simple and convenient swap for single-use plastic wrap! Available waxed or unwaxed.

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The Zero Waste Collective x Ten and Co tea towel made out of a 50/50 cotton-linen blend! Great for drying dishes or hands in the kitchen, lining a bread basket or be used as waste-free wrapping for a special gift.

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The Zero Waste Collective x Goldilocks Goods beeswax wraps are an all-natural and eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap! Perfect for wrapping fruits, vegetables, sandwiches, snacks, and cheeses.

Bathroom & Beauty

bathroom and beauty
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Mesara Reusable Cloth Pads by Mother-ease. They offer the utmost performance and comfort! 3 different options are available including panty liners, regular and heavy flow cloth pads. Ditch the disposables and go with these reliable reusables instead!

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The Zero Waste Collective x The Sage Soap Company Eucalyptus Clay Soap! Minimalist and plastic free, this is a handmade cold-process soap with plant-based oils. Great for all skin types, face and body.  Discount Code: ZWC15 for 15% off this soap!

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Brush Naked has a beautiful line of compostable bamboo toothbrushes made with BPA-free nylon bristles. Pairs perfectly with a bamboo toothbrush tube! You'll also find vegan and biodegradable floss! Discount Code: ZWC10 for 10% off your order!

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Cocoon Apothecary has created a skincare line formulated from biodegradable, vegan and ethical ingredients. Featuring their curated gift sets! Their glass bottles can be returned for reuse. Discount Code: zerowasteholiday for 20% off!

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Elate Cosmetics creates safe and sustainable beauty products
using fair trade and vegan ingredients. Featuring the Essentially Yours Holiday Kits! Includes 2 options: Eyes, or Lips and Eyes! Discount Code: EssentiallyYours15 for 15% off!

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Albatross Designs can help you eliminate plastic from your shaving routine with their safety razors! They also have the world's first shaving blade take back program and plastic free shaving soap. Discount Code: ZWC10 for 10% off!


The Zero Waste Collective x Kula Cloth is fantastic for life on the go! It’s the first ever, next-level antimicrobial pee cloth (no TP needed!). It’s a perfect piece of gear for all your outdoor adventures and travel needs!

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The B Corp Tek Brushes made 3 Gift Boxes based on hair type. What’s in it? Sustainable and
made-in-Italy tools:⁠ 1 brush & comb couple based on hair type⁠, 1 purse wooden mirror⁠, 1
bio-cotton scrunchie⁠, and 4 paper cards for your hair & mind⁠.

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Unwrapped Life has formulated shampoo & conditioner bars for all hair types! Plus, a baby+kids line formulated for the most sensitive of skin. Ditch the bottle and go plastic free! Discount Code: ZWC15 for 15% off!

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Plaine Products has a refill system for most of your toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash! They ship to your door plastic-free. Discount Code: ZWC

for 20% off!



The Bare Home offers sustainable soaps and cleaners that are low waste. Refill your dish soap, laundry detergent, hand soap and more with their at-home refill stations! Check out their thoughtfully curated bundles - perfect for gifts!

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The Zero Waste Collective x Ten and Co Swedish Sponge Cloth is compostable, can absorb up to 3/4 cup of liquid, and replaces up to 17 rolls of paper towel! Perfect for all cleaning needs, plastic-free and gorgeous, you'll never look back!

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Ten and Co has designed a special Sponge Cloth in collaboration with Tara from The Zero Waste Collective, to celebrate her new book Don't Be Trashy. Get your pre-orders in now and you can purchase this Sponge Cloth for half price!


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The Kind Curator Co. curates gift boxes with beautifully crafted Canadian products that are kind to you and kind to nature as well! Shipped with eco-conscious packaging, and with each order a tree is planted! Discount Code: ZWC10 for 10% off!


Sleep easy with Sol Organics bed sheets made from fair trade and organic cotton, along with responsibly sourced Canadian down pillows and duvets. Their products are nontoxic, organic, and hypoallergenic! Discount Code: ZWC25 for 25% off!

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Beautiful and reusable gift wrap collaboration between Your Green Kitchen and The Zero Waste Collective! This wrap can be used as a gift wrap but also can be used as a table centre piece or decoration afterwards. Made from organic cotton.

On The Go

On The Go


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Rather Green has all of your shopping needs covered with a variety of organic cotton tote bags and produce bags. Their products are locally and ethically made in Canada, and no material goes to waste! For every $30 in sales, they plant a tree. Discount Code: ZWC2021 for 15% off!

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Albatross Take Back Ware is a reusable silverware set designed so you can easily Take It Back With You Wherever You Go. This set is made in part from upcycled shaving blades that they collect via the Albatross Blade Take Back Program. Discount Code: ZWC10 for 10% off!


Hey Canadian parents! Subscribe to Toy Exchange Club to rent curated collections of Montessori-inspired age-appropriate toys for your child. Toys are exchanged every three months, ensuring your littles are engaged and stimulated, your home’s free of toy clutter, and your eco-footprint’s smaller.  

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Are you based in the US and tired of toy clutter? With Tiny Earth Toys, you can rent the educator-curated toys you need, and rotate when you’re ready! These plastic-free and open-ended play kits let your kids play sustainably. Discount Code: ZEROWASTE for $20 off your first order!


Pura's innovations include the first 100% plastic-free bottle collection, the only MadeSafe Certified bottles, and the only customizable bottles that adapt and grow with your family! Discount Code: ZEROWASTE20 for 20% off (the US site only)! Pura products are also available at

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