Gifting green! Here are eco-friendly tech gifts that strive to protect our environment and planet earth. Although small changes can seem futile, it’s the tiniest of things that can make the biggest difference, especially when done in large numbers, so what better time than now?
1. Gifts to reduce food waste/ cost
We often waste food because we buy too much, cook too much or don’t store it correctly. The solution: preserve your groceries for longer with the Zwilling Fresh & Save System.
This is not your typical bulky food saver system. It comes with zip closures and a compact, quiet vacuum pump that pulls the whole set together.
Let’s take things up a notch and talk about the rise of harvesting your own food indoors! The future of food has arrived with the Nutritower! Sixteen million people picked up gardening during the pandemic. Indoor gardening systems have grown by 500%.
Nutritower is one of a kind. The only indoor vertical hydroponic gardening system with centre column lighting designed for maximum yield in a small space. Comes with – 4 x energy efficient Fluorescent lights, 32 growing pots, filters, baskets watering system etc where you can grow the very things we are throwing out the most.
2. Green gifts for pets
Now, what about reducing food waste for pets? Instead of food on the floor, or overfeeding, the PetSafe Eatwell Meal Automatic Pet Feeder will:
- Allow you to fill up 5 one portion sections and set a timer for when you would like your pet fed.
- What a great worry-free way to make certain your pet is always fed on time
- Great for portion control and establishing eating routines
- Made of recycled material
Something like a dog leash is a great example of a small item that can have a big impact overall if it never needed to be replaced. The Instachew Smart Space Leash is said to be the last dog leash you’ll ever buy. It is an APP-enabled retractable leash that can be used during the day or night. The Smart Space Leash connects via Bluetooth to control lighting functions as well as an activity tracker.
3. Smart Tech
A reusable water bottle that can filter and self-clean! World’s first portable digital water purification system. It neutralizes bacteria for your peace of mind using innovative non-toxic mercury-free UV-C LED technology to sanitize water and clean the inner surfaces of the bottle by neutralizing bacteria and viruses.
You will have fresh water in 60 seconds. Works at the touch of a button and self-cleans by intelligently activating every 2 hours to keep your bottle fresh.
iMac, New iPhone 13, IPAD, Apple Mac Air use recycled material and future proofs your investment with more powerful chips. Won’t have you running for replacements every year.
The key is to buy the things you use most often, with thinking about the longevity, even if it requires a bit more investment it will save you in the long run. If you are buying gifts, buy rechargeable products. Battery operated is okay but go one step further and purchase rechargeable batteries/packs.
Canon has changed its ink system for printers, so there’s less waste and cost on the consumer. Places like Best Buy and Staples have a great trade-in program. There are also drop-off centres in every municipality, resell or donate your old stuff. YouTube karaoke & lyric videos, mp3 music, and apps from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
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