Updated: Dec 7, 2020
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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 your busy life on the go! 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’ve got some gifts to buy 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!
Ocean conservation, zero waste inspiration... WAKEcup is actually waking us up to how we can reduce our use of single-use plastics, whilst donating 10% of their profits to marine conservation charities! WAKEcup offers a stylish line of reusables, including: vegan bags, bamboo and stainless steel bottles, coffee cups, glass infusers, thermos flasks and bamboo straws. These products tackle the “big four” commonly used disposables!
WAKEcup’s products are sustainable, durable, high quality, and also recyclable. Their cups and bottles come with a natural, organic bamboo finish and can be customized with a business/company logo engraved into the wood, for those looking to purchase sustainable products in bulk. WAKEbags are made from beautiful brown paper, and are waterproof, lightweight yet extremely durable. Want to tackle the big four for yourself or as a gift? WAKEcup’s zero waste starter kit is unbelievable value at the moment and includes a Rucksack, Water Bottle, Mug and Straws!
Discount Code: zeroshipping for free shipping worldwide until Christmas! International shipping is available.
Pura makes life safer and simpler. They do this by eliminating all plastic and creating a system that allows all Pura bottles to work with all lids. The result? 100% safe and adaptable Earth-friendly products for everyone. 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!
Pura’s patented lid system allows your bottles to evolve with the changing needs of your family. Re-purposed bottles can be used for years instead of months by simply replacing the silicone top as your child matures. They can also be used with lids that make them into snack containers! And, Pura also offers a range of adult-sized bottles, so there’s something for everyone. These bottles are the perfect addition to anyone looking to live more sustainably and reduce their waste. Know Better. Do Better™
Discount Code: ZWASTE20 for 20% off! US shipping only. Canadian customers can find Pura Stainless products at Oyaco.
Live Vessel brings you the perfect combination of hand-carved artistry, functional beauty for on the go! Perfect for any beverage, hot or cold, at home or out and about. This beautiful travel mug series will have you reusing all of the time! Live Vessel also offers a bamboo travel cutlery set (free when purchased with a Travel Mug), as well as a beautiful range of Living Ware.
Words from the Founder: "In every ceramic piece, the delicacy of the hand-carved details and exceptional artistry add to its functional and artistic values. Glazed with valuable white crystal tourmaline as part of its patented manufacturer process, products in the LIVEN Series utilizes a far range infrared (FIR) technology. When applied to crystalized tourmaline, that mineral constantly releases the same healthful negative ions you breathe in near a waterfall or after a spring rain.” Beautiful, healthy and helps us to reduce our waste, Live Vessel products are thoughtfully sustainable gifts. Handmade by Acera.
Discount Code: ZEROWASTE15 for 15% off your order! International Shipping is available.
Make frequent runs to the coffee shop? This reusable Stay Tray will help make your coffee run more sustainable! Stay is a reusable drink tray made from 100% recycled material, designed to be used again and again. Stay Tray is 100% Australian owned, designed, tooled and manufactured.
This one tray will help reduce the 5 million tonnes of paper waste we generate every year, of which 40% ends up in the landfill instead of getting recycled. And these stats are just for Australia! If you've made the switch to reusable coffee cups, a Stay Tray is the perfect companion made for 100% recycled material. It’s also dishwasher safe (top rack only) and weighs 180 grams. It’s a wonderful gift for anyone you know who’s a regular at getting coffee and tea on the go! Same tray, different day.
Stay tray ships Worldwide! Stay Tray will also soon be on Kickstarter (November 12, 2019).
Albatross Designs has been in the safety razor business for a while now. With the Albatross Blade Take Back Program, they have upcycled old razor blades into new products! Albatross is officially unveiling their new product line of durable and reusable stainless steel utensils for the very first time here on The Zero Waste Collective! They will officially be available to order as of November 23, 2019.
The Albatross Blade Take Back Program started because not all municipal recycling companies will accept used razor blades. This program fills that gap and supports the circular economy model of cradle-to-cradle, instead of cradle-to-grave. So be sure to mail back your used safety razor blades to Albatross Designs! All the details are on their website.
Discount code: ZWC for 10% off your Albatross Designs order! International Shipping is available.
Kula Cloth is fantastic for life on the go! It’s the first ever, next-level antimicrobial pee cloth. It’s a perfect piece of gear for all your travel needs and activities: backpacking, hiking, road tripping, camping, concerts, trail running, horseback riding, mountaineering… anything! This is your chance to make sure that you Leave No Trace, which is the ethical standard for any wilderness activity. Instead of leaving toilet paper wherever you go, or being stuck without TP while traveling, your Kula Cloth is all you need.
This Kula Cloth is a game-changer, no matter how strange it might seem if this concept is new to you. And better yet, Kula Cloth is made from non-toxic fabrics and eco-friendly materials and are manufactured sustainably in the United States. This is a badass gift for yourself or for the adventurers in your life who want to reduce their ecological footprint. You can even use it at home instead of TP (pee only!).
Discount Code: ZEROWASTE for 10% off! International Shipping is available.