Horror, horrors! Come a year from now and we shall all wait with bated breath to see for ourselves if the 2012 Mayan prediction of the world coming to an end but it’s not too late to go eco starting this month and hope that global warning does a 360 by then. We’ve compiled a list of eco-friendly gifts that would make perfect gifts for the everyday girl:
Stop using polystyrene to take away your food because these rascals, as convenient as they are, are not biodegradable and release toxin gas into the air when set aflame. If you’re not digging the traditional metal tiffin carriers, opt for this colorful one from Marks & Spencer. Leave a tiffin carrier in your car so that the next time you’re looking to pack some dinner home use these for your mixed rice and nasi lemak sotong instead!
Ecotools brush set
The perfect gift for the girl who loves dolling up. You don’t need horse hair, squirrel or badger fur to make your blushes and powders look picture perfect on you. Ecotools brushes are made out of bamboo, recycled aluminium and synthetic taklon.
We’re using these ourselves and we guarantee that these brushes are very high quality, they almost never shed and we love how soft the bristles feel as they glide across our face. 1% from every purchase goes to charities and NGOs involved in environmental conservation efforts.
Solar laptop/iPod charger
This will come in handy for your gadget obsessed pals who are always looking to sit by the plugs whenever you guys are out at Starbucks or Old Town Kopitiam. These solar chargers will help give power plants and planet a break and the bigger the panel size the more charge it holds for larger, high powered devices.
Natural rubber yoga mats
From meditation to yoga, shape up fully knowing that you’re using sustainable natural resources such as unbleached cotton, organic buckwheat and bamboo.
Plantable seed \cards
Greeting cards just got a whole lot cooler with these eco cards made from post-consumer waste and embedded with seeds. Plant them and you’ll be greeted with flowers or useful herbs in your backyard the next time you’re roasting chicken or making stew.
There are tons of other green gifts out there like organic cotton clothing, hemp tote bags and not to mention energy saving electronic devices. You can purchase eco proucts online or from the following stores:
1. ROOM (Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur)
2. Just Life (IPC Shopping Centre, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, or The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur)
3. Material (1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya)
Have a green Christmas this year!