Updated: Nov 8, 2019
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If you’re looking to make some zero waste swaps, The Zero Waste Collective’s Holiday Gift Guide has fantastic options below for making swaps in the kitchen and cleaning! Perfect for you and your family, as well as loved ones and friends whom you might be trying to get on board with low waste living.
If you're buying gifts this holiday season, you’re all set with these innovative, sustainable and passionate companies that care about our planet. Plus, get access to EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODES below!
Wine Punts creates drinking glasses, candles and home goods out of wine bottles recycled from restaurants and bars in their Colorado community. Each bottle is hand cut and fire polished for a smooth finish, creating a one-of-kind drinking glass perfect for everything from iced coffee to Cabernet. The Cork-Top Canister is the perfect container to meet your #PantryGoals and beautifully store your zero waste dry goods.
Every bottle has a unique story and Wine Punts is proud to be a part of the process that lets wine bottles live on. Over a million bottles have been saved from ending up in landfills because of their passion for repurposing. Enjoyed in sustainable restaurants, resorts, and wineries worldwide.
Discount Code: ZEROWASTE for 20% off! International Shipping is available.
The Bare Home
The Bare Home makes refilling at home incredibly convenient. They offer a range of eco-friendly home cleaning products that smell divine, including hand soap, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, and laundry detergent. Their 3 Litre boxes give you 6 refills (based on the size of their glassware). This small change has a huge impact: refilling reduces CO2 emissions and plastic waste by over 80%. This is low waste living made easy!
Whether you’re reducing waste in your household or helping someone else make this sustainable transition, The Bare Home has something for everyone. Got your own reusable containers? Perfect. If not, The Bare Home sells empty reusable and refillable glass bottles. The Essentials Starter Bundle makes a perfect gift!
Discount Code: ZWC20 for 20% off! Shipping is available to the US and Canada.
The perfect plastic free water purifier! Drinking tap water instead of bottled water is a great way to reduce unnecessary waste and plastic consumption. Plus, we can also ditch the plastic water filter cartridge systems available. But perhaps tap water just doesn't taste quite right? Don’t worry, Miyabi Charcoal has your back.
Miyabi Charcoal, made from Japanese bamboo, removes impurities and improves tap water taste. Tests indicate that bamboo charcoal, when used to purify water, removes chlorine, chloride, phosphorus, ammonia, toluene (alcohol), nitrogen, chloramine (ammonia and chlorine compound added to water to kill pathogens), and even toxins like pesticides that can seep into tap water. When you’re done with them, they can be composted or placed directly in your garden, leaving no waste. Miyabi Charcoal’s Bundle package is an awesome gift! Miyabi Charcoal also has bamboo charcoal air purifiers that adsorb VOCs! Neat eh?
Discount code: COALFORCHRISTMAS2019 for free shipping until December 15, 2019! International Shipping is available.
Goldilocks Wraps are an all-natural and eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap. A reusable beeswax food wrap, each wrap is handmade with love in Victoria, BC, Canada, using locally sourced beeswax. Each wrap is held to the highest of quality standards and infused with an extra dose of love. Plus, Goldilocks Wraps has great patterns that everyone will love! Their goal is to create something that is both beautiful and practical.
Goldilocks Wraps are perfect to preserve food, such as cut fruit and veggies, cheese that has been opened, as well as storing herbs and lettuce. Useful in the kitchen to store food, or to wrap food for on the go! They can be conveniently folded into different shapes that meet your needs for different foods of varying sizes. This is an easy and beautiful zero waste swap for the kitchen, and simple gift to give.
Discount Code: ZEROWASTE15 for 15% off your order! International is shipping available. Please note that this is an affiliate code and link, meaning that a commission is earned from sales.
If you or anyone you know has been looking for a zero waste replacement for disposable plastic bags, Zip Top is the perfect swap! Zip Top silicone containers are totally reusable, resealable and made from 100% platinum silicone (food safe). They stand up, stay open, and zip shut, keeping your food fresh. What else can they do? Here are the other amazing features: rounded interior for easy cleaning; strong yet flexible walls; pour corners; zippered top (no more losing lids); wide opening; cup shape; flat base (they stand).
Zip Top Containers are perfect for storing food in your kitchen and taking food and snacks on the go. They are also microwave, dishwasher, oven and freezer safe. Plus, they hold more than food, use them to corral your makeup or tools. One Zip Top can replace 5000+ disposable bags. Zip Top’s Complete Set makes a wonderful gift for family or friends.
Discount Code: ZIPZERO for 15% off! International Shipping is available.
Ten & Co.
Ten & Co. is known for their Swedish Sponge Cloths, and deservedly so! One sponge cloth can outlive the use of at least 17 rolls of paper towel. They can absorb 15x (about ¾ cup) their own weight in liquid, which is way more than any paper towel. Sponge cloths are soft when wet, last up to 6 months, quick to dry and can do any job your paper towels, synthetic cloths or sponges can do (but better!). Plus, the original patterns designed by Ten & Co.’s founder, Christen, are aesthetic for your home and perfect for gifts! The cellulose (wood pulp) & cotton composition means they can be composted at the end of their life.
Ten & Co has a variety of other products, including 50/50 cotton-linen blend tea towels, handmade trivets and pillows. Ten & Co. is helping people make easy zero waste swaps in their home, and a Swedish Sponge Cloth is a simple and beautiful gift to do just that.
Discount Code: ZWC15 at checkout for 15% off your order (excluding giftpacks which are already 15% off). One-time use expires November 30, 2019. Cannot be combined with any other offer. International Shipping is available.