Considering buying your loved ones an eco-conscious gift this year?
If so, look no further than the environmentally friendly product range available from the National Marine Aquarium’s Online Shop. These gifts are perfect for both Christmas and eco presents throughout the year.
Beeswax & Vegan Wraps – £16.00
Beeswax wraps provide an environmentally friendly way to wrap your food. Instead of relying on single use plastic such as clingfilm, these reusable wraps help to preserve food and reduce the amount of plastic used in the kitchen. You can even track where the beeswax used to make your wrap comes from in the UK.
Alongside the beeswax range there is a plant based, vegan range made from pine resin. We stock several designs in different sizes and a mixed pack if you can’t decide.
All the wraps are sold in recycled paper which has been sourced from sustainable forests. The producers even use paper tape and water-based glue to secure each package.
Bamboo Dinner Sets – £11.99
These eco-friendly dinner sets provide the perfect gift for a young child. The five piece set includes a plate, bowl, cup, fork and spoon made from bamboo with a choice of shark, turtle or seahorse design.
The dinner set is packaged in cardboard box and produced for the National Marine Aquarium!
Zero Waste Bathroom Products – £9.50
These zero waste shampoo and conditioner bars ditch the plastic packaging to ensure there is no single use plastic waste. The bars are palm oil free, sodium lauryl sulfate free, vegan and cruelty free and they are sold in a card box which can be recycled or composted.
These items are produced by a business that wants to help eliminate single use, one product at a time.
British Wildflower Seed Ball – £5.50
Seedball is a non-profit company trying to increase the spread of British wildflowers in people’s homes. By buying a seed ball and planting it in your garden or on your balcony you can offer wildflowers to the wildlife that needs them most. The idea is that no matter what space you have available, whether it a garden or just a balcony, you can help your local ecosystems.
You can purchase a seed balls in cardboard tubes and as the seeds are covered in clay and peat free compost, there is no need to dig any holes, you just need to scatter then in a flower bed or pot and watch them grow with a helping hand with some water!
There are a wide range of flower seeds to choose from. Each offers different results, from trying to attract butterflies and bees to your garden to having flowers that can be grown in a shaded area.
Colourful Wooden Toys – £2.99
These brightly coloured, wooden, educational toys are handcrafted by artisans in Sri Lanka.
The figurines are supplied by Lanka Kade, an ethical company that supports over 180 adults offering fair payment and fair-trade practises to allow Sri Lankan producers to provide for their families. To minimise environmental impact, these wooden toys are sold in cardboard boxes with shredded paper.
Ocean Friendly Plush Toy – £4.99 – £19.99
These plastic free cuddly toys are made from 100% recycled fabric in the form of recycled water bottles (16 per toy to be exact). The Eco Buddies toys contain no plastic beads and details such as the eyes and nose are embroidered on.
The toys are sold in cardboard boxes with paper (so no plastic) and we stock multiple marine species such as Sea Turtle, Mako Shark, Tiger Shark, Harbour Seal, Spotted Ray and Dolphin in three different sizes.
#ThinkOcean Tote Bag – £9.99
Our re-useable tote bag is a great replacement for a plastic bag. As UN Decade of the Ocean begins in 2021, it is a great present for anyone trying to reduce their reliance on plastic. This product is made from 100% cotton and printed using environmentally friendly ink.
Check out all these amazing eco products on the National Marine Aquarium online shop!