Monday, January 20, 2020


12 Personalities of Christmas: Day 11


2019 / 12 / 17

On the eleventh day of Christmas, we’re shopping for: the woke waste-free warrior!

Sustainable is their middle name. This is the person on your list who’s always updating you on the latest in news and advancements in the latest sustainable technology. Podcasts are their go-to, and you can often find them joining a local protest for climate change. Looking to make mindful changes toward a waste-free lifestyle, this is the person in your life who’s been bringing reusable bags to the grocery store and their own mug to the coffee shop for ages already. Never without a plastic-free solution, they’re amping up their eco-game for the new year with more ideas on how they can reduce their carbon footprint and make positive changes for the planet.

Whatever you choose for your woke waste-free warrior, make sure it’s mindfully selected to fit their values. Bonus points for ethically sourced, plastic free and from a local business! Don’t go overboard: this is the one on your list that will be overjoyed with recycled wrapping paper (or not gift wrap at all) and would be thrilled to see a note in the card that says you donated to their favourite local charity.

For practical and sustainable picks, we love items that make life a little easier. Go with reusable straws from Twisted Goods (1) that they can keep at home, in their bag, or at the office. If they already have some, you can never have too many! Speaking of: reusable beeswax wrap (2) is the essential kitchen must-have for any waste-free home. Available in an assortment of sizes and shapes, they’re perfect for wrapping leftovers and covering containers, and can be composted at the end of their life! When picking gifts, they want all the good stuff anyone wants, like tea from Davids Tea (3). Ditch the extra packaging with loose leaf teas in their favourite holiday blends! What’s better than a delicious DIY? This eco-cube from Coles (4) allows your eco-friendly friend to grow basil at home, adding life to their home and flavour to their meals.

We're in the final stretch: only 8 days left until Christmas! Make magic happen with the help of Lawson Heights.