At EnergyGeeks we always think about our environment and ways to reduce our carbon emissions, even during the busiest times. We have discovered three eco-friendly products to help make December a little greener.
Eco Friendly Wrapping Paper
In addition to the fact that wrapping paper is primarily used once, ripped apart, and thrown out, it is composed of synthetic dies, laminate plastic, and bleach. All of which are not exactly the friendliest to the environment and can’t be recycled. If it’s absolutely necessary to wrap that gift, we kindly ask that you consider alternative cleaner options. Visually and environmentally, in our opinion.
This paper is 100% recyclable, biodegradable, reusable, and bleach free. Beyond wrapping paper it can be used for arts and crafts, temporary table covers and much more.
Similar to the wrapping paper, these gift bags are recyclable, biodegradable, bleach free, and reusable. These bags can be used for any occasion and can be decorated as you please or left just the way it is.
Plantable Christmas Cards
Let’s be honest, Christmas cards always end up in the landfill. While the thought is nice lets explore some different options.
We love the idea of plantable Christmas cards. You simply put the card in a pot, add soil, place it in an area that gets sufficient sun, water it, and in no time you will have fresh tomatoes (chili, fennel, and mustard are also available). If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, send an ecard.
LED Christmas Lights
Christmas lights add warmth and joy to your home, but let’s face it, they’re expensive. They use a lot of energy and cost you extra on your power bill. LED lighting is a great alternative to traditional incandescent Christmas lights. They use less energy and can look just as great if not better.
These LED lights look great on a tree and are waterproof so they work outside the home too. The best part about these lights is that they can work as home decor all year round.
December is a month for giving and joy but lets take a moment to think about our world. What we love about these products is that they are useful all year round. They will save you money and have a low environmental impact without sacrificing aesthetics. What are some tips you have for a greener December?