LIST: These Eco-Friendly Gifts Give Back to the Planet

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Feel good about giving gifts that are giving back this holiday season. Photos from WWF and social media pages.

Looking for eco-friendly gift ideas this holiday season? Check out eco-conscious merchandise from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) the Philippines and its partner organizations who are working together to give back to the planet.

More Filipinos are thinking about spending habits and their impact on the environment, so why not make it a point to share the gift of sustainability with your loved ones this Christmas?

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By supporting WWF and its partners, you can gift consciously while being part of the global environmental initiatives toward the conservation of wildlife and their habitats. Sales from WWF’s #GiftsThatGiveBack campaign this holiday season will also be donated to Filipino communities in need.

The cause-based gifts recommended by WWF, the world’s largest environmental conservation organization, are all recyclable products. The items have also cut back on unnecessary plastic materials to save our oceans.

Here are WWF’s eco-friendly gifts to get for everyone on your Christmas shopping list:

  1. Aqua Carton

Say no to single-use plastic bottles. Aqua Carton’s water tumbler is eco-friendly, portable, and reusable.

The BPA-Free clear tumblers make a good present for anyone and lessen plastic waste in the process.

For every purchase of Aqua Carton reusable bottles, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to WWF-Philipinnes’ initiatives towards a future of no plastics in nature.

The Aqua Carton tumbler sporting the iconic WWF panda logo costs PHP1,299 each.

You may order at https://aquacarton.com/

2. Bergel x WWF PH Wildlife Headwear Collection

WWF is working with local travel essentials brand Bergel to raise awareness on wildlife conservation and a healthy planet. The Wildlife Headwear Collaboration comes in three animal designs – Pawikan (sea turtle), Pangolin, and Tamaraw.

WWF is actively trying to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products and also helping governments mount a strong defense against the poaching crisis to help protect vulnerable and critically endangered creatures like the sea turtle, the scaly-skinned Pangolin, and the Tamaraw buffalo species endemic to Mindoro.

The proceeds from Bergel’s special Wildlife Collection will support WWF-Philippines’ local conservation efforts.

For only PHP295, this is the perfect gift for your adventurous friends and will help protect wildlife all over the world.

You can order at https://bergelproject.com/collections/wwf-wildlife-collection

3. Cupping Initiative

The Cupping Initiative believes that sustainable living should be the norm. It sells a variety of sturdy and reusable drinkware.

Every purchase of a KeepCup reusable cup from The Cupping Initiative donates a portion of the proceeds to WWF’s zero-waste movement to stop plastic pollution.

Order here: https://www.cuppinginitiative.com/

4. Greenspace’s Compost Kits

Go green and say no to food waste this Christmas season!

Green Space’s Starter Kit makes Bokashi composting easier, which is a process by which organic materials, including dairy and meat scraps, are quickly fermented in an air-free environment.

Greenspace is donating a portion of their sales this holiday to conservation initiatives like WWF-Philippines.

You can grab a kit for yourself or for your loved one in time for Christmas at https://linktr.ee/greenspaceph

5. MAGWAI Reef-Safe Sunscreen Lotion and Shampoo Bars

MAGWAI is a sustainable personal care brand that aims to help protect the ocean through its products. MAGWAI’s sunscreen lotion protects the reefs because it doesn’t contain toxic chemicals that could harm the corals.

You may order through their website at magwai.com.ph

6. MUPH x WWF Limited-Edition Shirt and Mug

The limited-edition WWF shirt and mug in collaboration with Miss Universe Philippines (MUPH) 2020 is perfect for your pageant aficionado friends.

Be part of the hope for a healthy planet and get them at MUPH’s official shop in Lazada.

7. Parkland Bags

Parkland Bags

You can give the gift of a sustainable new normal through Parkland’s bags and accessories which are durable and made from 100% recycled materials.

The purchases this holiday season will help WWF-Philippines run initiatives to help our community build a sustainable future.

Parkland is available on Lazada.

8. Rocketbook Panda Planner

The Rocketbook Panda Planner is reusable and digitally connected, for the benefit of your most organized friends.

It will be the last planner you will ever need as it can be used for a lifetime of planning.

10% of the sales will go to WWF’s initiatives to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to biodiversity.

Get the endlessly reusable planner at https://www.facebook.com/atlascommune

9. Sticker Street PH x WWF Postcards

In partnership with WWF Philippines, Sticker Street PH designed gift cards inspired by the wonders of nature, featuring a number of the most iconic species.

You can also share your love and appreciation for endangered wildlife with Sticker Street PH’s Donation Cards. With every donation you make, you symbolically adopt these species and help raise awareness on WWF-PH’s conservation efforts.

A portion of the proceeds from every purchased donation postcard will go towards WWF’s conservation initiatives.

Get your postcard here: https://stickerstreetph.com/collections

10. Stasher Plastic-Free Reusable Bags

Stasher is a plastic-free reusable storage bag that you can even cook in. The Stasher bags are made of 100% pure platinum silicone and offer the same convenience as plastic bags but without the negative consequences.

Stasher Philippines donates a portion of their monthly sales to WWF-Philippines’ eco-friendly initiatives.

Stasher is available on Lazada and Shopee.

11. Sunbeams Lifestyle Tumblers

Contribute to a better environment by bringing your own reusable tumbler. Every purchase of a Slique Insulated Vacuum Tumbler at Sunbeams Lifestyle reduces single-use plastic in the environment.

10% of the proceeds will be donated to WWF-Philippines’ initiatives towards a future of no plastic in nature!

Sunbeams Lifestyle is available on leading e-commerce platforms Shopee and Lazada.

12. WWF Endangered Stamps shirts

Be the voice for wildlife with the Endangered Stamps shirt Collection launched by the Veterinary Student Achievers’ Society in partnership with International Veterinary Students’ Association – Philippines.

Each shirt sports an image of some of the country’s most threatened species to raise awareness for wildlife conservation.

For every purchase, a portion of the proceeds will support WWF-Philippines’ environmental conservation initiatives. The shirt also comes with a digital certificate.

Order directly at bit.ly/31R7fB4

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