I thought it might be fun to round up a few goodies from some popular online Eco stores. Not mentioning the ‘C’ word or anything, but wouldn’t it be great to either make or buy only presents from recycled materials this year? Maybe I’ll set up a challenge in October time for anyone who is interested.
Natural collection stock a wide variety of great products that are either recycled or will help you with your own recycling at home. Keep checking our site, as we have a great discount lined up with Natural Collection which you’ll be able to use on any products from their current collection in the not too distant future.
For the home office you can get all the stationary you could wish for. From recycled plastic biros, to paper, envelopes and even laptop bags made from 100% post consumer PET water and soda bottles everything you need is there.
You can stock up your kitchen supplies with recycled foil, bin bags, parchment paper and kitchen towel.
There’s recycled clothing too such as fleece garments made from recycled plastic, jewellery made from recycled glass and trainers from recycled t-shirts, ex-military jackets, jeans and rubber. Not to mention the funky recycled fire hose belts!
For the garden you can find heavy duty trugs, clothes pegs made from recycled polypropylene, gorgeous tin lanterns and recycled wool picnic rugs.
For gift wrapping, you can choose from a selection of recycled paper, tags and cards and why not ‘wrap’ your home too, with recycled newspaper loft insulation?
Nigel’s Eco Store stocks several solutions to all your recycling storage. The Binvention holds 4 carrier bags to sort your rubbish in. You just hook them on Binvention and store your recycleable materials. This is perfect for small spaces.
The Home Recycling Unit is designed to help you separate glass, plastic, cans, paper, used batteries and inkjet cartridges
You can also get a copy of Friends of the Earth’s Don’t Throw It All Away book; a guide to reducing waste and one of my favourites, Reduse, Reuse, Recycle by Nicky Scott – a handy A – Z for all your recycling questions.
How about some recycled tomato juice carton coasters for a talking point when you next serve drinks? You can get a matching apron for all your creative fun in the kitchen.
For people with open fires, you can turn your newspapers into fuel with Nigel’s log maker.
To save money on batteries, why not opt for a water powered clock?
Ecoutlet stock a range of board game and playing cards which are printed on 100% recycled card. They also sell eco-friendly recycled cardboard toys for kids. Rockets, playhouses and teepees all arrive in plain card and can be painted or decorated by your children.
Ecoutlet also stock a great range of kids books. Printed on 100% recycled paper and using vegetable inks, Spud goes green saves the planet no matter what goes wrong! George saves the world by lunchtime by learning all about the 3 Rs. While ‘Why Should I Recycle?’, does exactly what it says on the tin!
One of my favourites is a great gift for your favourite beer drinker! It’s a recycled bottle opener made from second hand spoons. It’s so simple yet effective.
If you’re off on your travels then the Eco Travel and Bathroom Kit comprises of a toothbrush with 3 replacement heads, 1 bodyflik (which I am yet to be convinced about!) and a recycled toiletries bag.
At Ethical superstore they have yet more recycled stationary! Notebooks with plastic carrier bag covers, envelopes made from recycled maps, and a laptop bag made from old tyres.
They sell coasters made from old circuit boards and rather striking ones made from old carrier bags.
They have fair trade, recycled tissues (I’ve never seen recycled tissues before, only toilet roll and kitchen towel) that carry the message, ‘I’m blowing poverty away’
Ethical Superstore sell wash bags, tote bags, handbags and backpacks from various recycled materials in a range of designs. For men they stock recycled rice and fish bag wallets, recycled razors and recycled circuit board cuff links!
They have sets of recycled glass tumblers, along with jugs, bowls and vases and they even sell recycled fibre duvets and pillows.
Their range of Austin White recycling bins look like stainless steel and will bring style to your ‘rubbish’
Finally, for the person who has everything, Ethical Superstore stock the new range of Cyclotron guitars from Simon Lee. Instead of being made from endangered hardwoods, these guitars are made of recycled plastics. One of these will tickle your bank account for £815.00!
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