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Hand Towel Market Report 2022 – Global Market Size, Trends and Forecast 2022-2026

Global Hand Towel Market Report by Business Research Company 2022 – Global Market Size, Trends and Forecast 2022-2026

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, March 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The manufacture of forest-friendly paper towels is gaining momentum. Hand towel market trends include forest-friendly paper towels that are made without cutting down forests. These papers are made from a mixture of bamboo and sugar cane. For example, Who Gives A Crap, a paper towel manufacturer specializing in eco-friendly, zero-waste, safe and plastic-free household products, manufactures eco-friendly paper towels made from tree-free and value-for-money products. These are super durable 2-ply towels that wipe clean really well.
TBRC’s Global Hand Towels Market Growth Analysis Report is segmented by Product Type into Rolled Paper Towels, Boxed Paper Towels, Multi-Ply Paper Towels, by Application in Residential, Commercial , by distribution channel in supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty stores, online channels, others.

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The global hand towel market size is expected to grow from USD 2.72 billion in 2021 to USD 2.79 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7%. The hand towel market is expected to reach USD 2.90 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 1%.

Rising hygiene awareness in countries across the globe is a key driver for the growth of the hand towel market. Hygiene and sanitation are key to preventing and controlling the spread of many dangerous human diseases, including cholera, diarrhea, Ebola and the recent coronavirus. Regular handwashing with soap is one of the most effective ways to prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19 without a vaccine or treatment. According to a recent 2021 survey of French people, French citizens could be at high risk of viral infections in the form of coronavirus (COVID-19) due to a lack of good hygiene practices. According to the hand towel market forecast, the growing awareness of hygiene in the countries is expected to boost the market growth.

The major players covered in the global towel industry are Kimberly-Clark, Procter & Gamble, SCA, Hengan, Vinda, Asaleo Care, Sofidel, Georgia-Pacific, WEPA, Metsa Tissue, CMPC Tissue, KP Tissue, Cascades and APP.

Global Paper Towels Market Report 2022 – By Product Type (Rolled Paper Towels, Boxed Paper Towels, Multiply Paper Towels), By Application (Residential, Commercial), By Sales Channel Distribution (Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialty Stores, Online Channels, Other Distribution Channels) – Global Market Size, Trends and Forecasts 2022-2026 is part of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides an overview Forecasts Towels Market size and growth for overall market, Towels Market Segments, Geographies, Towels Market Trends, Towels Market Drivers, Constraints, revenues, profiles and market shares of the main competitors.

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SAP: How tech adapts Coldplay’s green tour to hit the right note https://frendlypresents.com/sap-how-tech-adapts-coldplays-green-tour-to-hit-the-right-note/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 19:04:02 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/sap-how-tech-adapts-coldplays-green-tour-to-hit-the-right-note/ In these difficult times, sustainability remains a key priority around the world and music remains an outlet for community and shared experiences. This year, Coldplay is partnering with SAP for a carbon offset Music of the Spheres World Tour. When the concert date you’ve been waiting for all year arrives, you’ll probably be thinking about […]]]>

In these difficult times, sustainability remains a key priority around the world and music remains an outlet for community and shared experiences. This year, Coldplay is partnering with SAP for a carbon offset Music of the Spheres World Tour.

When the concert date you’ve been waiting for all year arrives, you’ll probably be thinking about how you’ll get to the show. The answer to this simple question can have a big impact on your night, but it could have an even bigger impact on your carbon footprint, which affects your community and our planet.

Believe it or not, moving audiences to and from a gig is a major contributor to any tour’s carbon emissions. Many fans don’t know this, but with the right motivation, we can empower millions of people.

cold play, one of the most celebrated and driven artists in music today, had a mission for his upcoming world tour: to make it the most sustainable and eco-friendly to date. They sought to reduce consumption, increase support for green technologies and reduce total CO2 emissions. They also saw an opportunity to connect with their fans.

Coldplay knew they could deliver an unparalleled concert experience while giving fans a chance to join them in their commitment. But to bring this vision to life, they needed a little help. Enter SAP.

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“With our technology and solutions, we empower organizations around the world to drive lasting change,” said Christian Klein, CEO and Board Member of SAP SE. “Coldplay and SAP share a common and deep commitment to sustainability, and we’re excited to join forces to make their tour as environmentally friendly as possible.”

SAP worked with Coldplay to develop and release the Coldplay Music Of The Spheres World Tour application. It combines interactive and immersive experiences with features to help fans make more eco-friendly decisions when it comes to travel. Once users download the app, they will begin their journey and explore different sections that all have unique ways of becoming part of the Coldplay universe throughout the tour.

Fans can start with sustainability in the travel section of the app. Here they can visualize and better understand how their mode of travel contributes to their carbon footprint. By choosing from seven different modes of transport – car, taxi, train, public transport, bike, on foot or by plane – fans can really see their impact. And to promote more sustainable travel options, the app offers rewards via merchandise discount codes to Coldplay’s online store for viewers who engage in low-carbon travel options.

Here’s what else is in the app:

  • To visit: Check out dates and locations, find tickets, and even share your favorite shows on your personal social media accounts.
  • Planet: Immerse yourself in interactive sustainability-themed games while learning more about Coldplay’s efforts and the band’s touring partners.
  • Universe: Create your own Coldplay-themed content using augmented reality. Create videos, take photos, and even dance with aliens, then share your creations on social media. While you’re here, access exclusive videos, photos, live concert audio streams and get band updates.

To bring this world-class experience to life, SAP leveraged two industry-leading solutions: SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP Cloud for Sustainable Enterprises. Coldplay also uses SAP Analytics Cloud to gain insight into the carbon footprint caused by fans traveling based on data captured in the app, which will help the band track how the tour is offsetting calculated carbon emissions. .

“Over the past few years we have sought to put sustainability at the heart of our tour and the app plays a big part in delivering that vision and commitment. We are really proud of the collaboration with our partner SAP, who have created an app impactful and engaging that helps our fans choose more sustainable ways to get to our shows,” Coldplay said.

The challenges Coldplay faces in managing carbon emissions from audience travel to shows are not unique to the music industry. Companies around the world are struggling to manage carbon emissions that are not part of their business operations or under their direct control – otherwise known as Scope 3 emissions. SAP helps businesses around the world to become smart, sustainable businesses by providing digital solutions and capabilities to holistically manage sustainability performance across all touchpoints of their business.

Sustainability needs harmony. Only together, through commitment and scale, can we begin to improve our environmental impact. With the Music of the Spheres World Tour app, we’re excited to show the world that when we work together, we can drive awareness, action, and most importantly, change.

To experience it for yourself, the Coldplay Music Of The Spheres World Tour the application is available for download now on iOS and android.

Ryan Somers is Senior Director of Global Sponsorships at SAP.

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Go green with the best reusable and eco-friendly smart notebooks https://frendlypresents.com/go-green-with-the-best-reusable-and-eco-friendly-smart-notebooks/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 00:16:39 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/go-green-with-the-best-reusable-and-eco-friendly-smart-notebooks/ The concept of a smart laptop might be unheard of, but our fellow e-reader enthusiasts are sure to love them. Although you don’t get an E Ink screen, digital laptops have a similar feel and they help reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. The idea behind this clever invention revolutionizes the concept of […]]]>

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The concept of a smart laptop might be unheard of, but our fellow e-reader enthusiasts are sure to love them. Although you don’t get an E Ink screen, digital laptops have a similar feel and they help reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. The idea behind this clever invention revolutionizes the concept of a traditional laptop.

Since the writing part of the process uses a somewhat regular pen, you get all the satisfaction of traditional note taking. So where does the “smart” part come from, you ask? Well, unlike conventional paper, you can wipe down smart notebooks with a cloth and continue to reuse them. All your handwritten notes and sketches can be scanned with an Android or iOS app and downloaded to your phone. From there, your files are ready to be shared between devices.

The best part is that most of the best electronic laptops are really affordable. Not only are you helping to save the planet, but you’re also making significant savings in the long run.

Rocketbook Dot-Grid Smart Reusable Notebook

Rocketbook reusable smart notebook on a table

The Rocketbook Dot-Grid Smart Notebook measures 8.5 inches x 11 inches, which equals standard letter size. Alternatively, you can opt for the 6-inch x 8.8-inch executive size variant. You get a beautiful spiral bound book with 32 pages inside. Each page can be cleaned with a microfiber cloth that comes with the smart notebook, as well as a Pilot Frixion pen.

Once you’re done grading, you can pull out your smartphone and scan the page with the Android and iOS app. Rocketbook offers extensive integration with cloud services and apps such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack, iCloud, and email apps. Get one today for a joyously cheap $27 at Amazon.

Thinkers smart notebook

THINKERS Smart Notebook on a desk

Just like the Rocketbook Dot-Grid, the THINKERS Smart Notebook also has dotted grids across all of its 256 pages. The THINKERS Note is a little smaller, measuring 6.5 inches x 8.67 inches. The 120 GSM pages have bright yellow edges that make the notebook stand out. You can use any pen or pencil on this, but the downside is that you can’t reuse the pages.

THINKERS uses recycled materials, plant-based products and FSC-certified paper to make the note eco-friendly. And of course, you get a companion app for your phone so you can scan and keep digital copies of all your notes. The THINKERS Smart Notebook will set you back $29.95 on Amazon.

Rocketbook Orbit Smart Legal Notebook

Rocketbook Orbit smart notebook on a table

Rocketbook dominates the smart reusable laptop market with its functional and well-designed offerings. If you’re looking for a different form factor, the Rocketbook Orbit comes in the shape of a legal notebook. You can grab the Rocketbook Orbit in four different colors: gray, black, navy, and teal. There are also two size options, including executive and letter sizes.

Take advantage of the fantastic app integration offered by Rocketbook and back up your scanned documents to the cloud. This set also comes with a Frixion Pilot pen and a microfiber cloth. The larger, letter-sized Rocketbook Orbit smart notebook will set you back $40.52 at Amazon, while the smaller executive variant is priced at $34.75 at Amazon.

Royole RoWrite 2 Smart Writing Notebook

Royole RoWrite 2 Smart Writing Notebook on a table with a phone and a pen

The Royole RoWrite 2 smart writing notebook is not really eco-friendly as it requires you to use normal A5 paper. However, it has a phenomenal capture system and unmatched software integration. As a workaround, I would suggest picking up 5 sheets of Cubic Coating Reusable Paper from Amazon for $10.99. Basically, you turn on the RoWrite 2 and place a paper inside. Then you have to doodle on the paper with the exclusive digital pen.

The Royole RoWrite 2 converts your handwritten notes and sends them to the RoWrite app on your phone. From there you can edit, convert, share and more! The 710 mAh battery of the RoWrite 2 Smart Writing Notebook needs to be charged via USB-C. You can get this premium note-taking device for $129.99 on Amazon.

HOMESTEC Reusable Smart Notebook

Smartphone scans HOMESTEC reusable smart notebook

A tight budget preventing you from grabbing one of the other recommendations? Or are you looking to buy multiple smart laptops to save money? Whatever the reason, the HOMESTEC Reusable Smart Notepad is sure to stay within your restricted spending quota. This ruled notebook offers two alternative versions at the same price, one with ruled pages and another that has a mix of ruled and dotted pages.

The HOMESTEC Reusable Smart Notebook is available in standard letter size. You get a set of 7 planning pages, 21 lined pages and 20 dotted pages. Along with the reusable smart notebook itself, HOMESTEC also includes two eraser pens and some sticky notes in the box. The whole package costs $18.98 on Amazon.

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Team17 announces ‘eco-friendly’ NFT Worms • Eurogamer.net https://frendlypresents.com/team17-announces-eco-friendly-nft-worms-eurogamer-net/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/team17-announces-eco-friendly-nft-worms-eurogamer-net/ UPDATE 1:45 p.m. UK: Eurogamer understands that several teams within Team17 had no knowledge of his controversial plans to launch a range of collectible NFT Worms prior to the public announcement of the project this morning. Others within Team17 knew about the NFT collaboration after the deal was signed and voiced their disapproval of it […]]]>

UPDATE 1:45 p.m. UK: Eurogamer understands that several teams within Team17 had no knowledge of his controversial plans to launch a range of collectible NFT Worms prior to the public announcement of the project this morning.

Others within Team17 knew about the NFT collaboration after the deal was signed and voiced their disapproval of it – only for it to be announced anyway.

It remains to be seen if Team17 will continue with the effective sale of Worms NFT following the universally negative reactions today on social media. Eurogamer has contacted Team17 and partner NFT Reality Gaming Group to find out more.

In a new statement, Team17 told Eurogamer that its ambitions to launch NFT collectibles will not translate to the introduction of NFT into the indie games it publishes.

“Team17 is licensing the Worms brand to our new third-party partner so they can produce digital collectible artwork based on one of the most popular IPs in indie gaming, similar to the physical products already available,” a Team17 spokesperson told Eurogamer today. .

“Team17 does not intend to introduce NFTs or game-to-win NFT mechanics in any of its indie game label titles.”

ORIGINAL STORY 11:55 UK: Worm developer, Team17, has announced that it is getting into NFTs.

These unique “limited edition” computer-generated artworks will be sold by Reality Gaming Group, which uses a “sidechain” of the “Ethereum mainnet”.

This means, according to the company, that recording your unique ownership of each Worms collectible is “eco-friendly”. So if 100,000 people bought one, the energy used to record those unique images would be “the average annual kettle usage of just 11 homes”.

There is also a partnership to donate part of the profits to the NFT sustainability company “Coin 4 Planet”, and more specifically to its Replenishment Farms idea. This invests in worm beds that process food waste, and the claim here is that it results in a cleaner result than commercial fertilizers.

Images of the NFT Worms themselves seem to be thin on the ground, but today’s announcement seems a bit rushed. There is a website – metaworms.live which currently shows a spinning 3D worm covered in glitter.

There is also a Discord MetaWorms, where a project roadmap channel includes a post saying “do a roadmap”. Other channels such as “NFT Discussion”, “Speculation” and “Shilling channel” are currently empty. Clearly, this is the start.

Last week, Atari announced that it would be selling a range of “surprise” NFT lootboxes to give away in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Meanwhile, Ubisoft’s NFT bosses claimed in an interview that skeptical NFT players “just don’t get it”.

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Airstream’s Electric RV Concepts Enable Eco-Friendly Road Trips https://frendlypresents.com/airstreams-electric-rv-concepts-enable-eco-friendly-road-trips/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/airstreams-electric-rv-concepts-enable-eco-friendly-road-trips/ Airstream owner Thor Industries has hinted at future plans with two new electric RV concepts, both shown in the video below. The more notable of the two designs is the eStream trailer, which features an electric powertrain with high-capacity lithium batteries that take the strain off the vehicle towing it. Electric motors attached to each […]]]>

Airstream owner Thor Industries has hinted at future plans with two new electric RV concepts, both shown in the video below.

The more notable of the two designs is the eStream trailer, which features an electric powertrain with high-capacity lithium batteries that take the strain off the vehicle towing it.

Electric motors attached to each of the eStream’s wheels turn on when it begins to move, allowing the towing vehicle to conserve battery power and maintain range (or save fuel s he does not yet have an electric vehicle).

Another neat trick is Remote Mode which allows the owner to use a mobile app to slowly (and very carefully) direct the eStream to a specific location after unhitching it from the vehicle.

The eStream moved using a mobile app. Air flow

But it does not stop there. Airstream’s modern travel trailer also features solar panels that allow off-grid camping for long periods of time, while the modern interior features touchscreen and voice-activated climate and light controls.

Designed and built in partnership with its European subsidiary Erwin Hymer Group and technology company ZF, Thor said the eStream “addresses the main concern of electric vehicle users – range limitation”.

Interior view of the Airstream eStream RV.
An interior view of the Airstream eStream RV.

The Indiana-based company explained, “Studies have shown that electric vehicles experience significant range loss even when towing a small trailer. The technology we co-developed creates a synchronized relationship between trailer and tow vehicle, allowing the trailer to move in harmony with the tow vehicle… This, in turn, greatly improves the possible range of the combination . Essentially, we transformed the trailer into an electric vehicle.

Josef Hjelmaker, Chief Innovation Officer of Thor, described the eStream’s technology as “a game-changer for our industry and others”.

Airstream’s other concept is the Vision Vehicle, a sleek and lightweight electric motorhome powered by high-capacity lithium-ion batteries that give it an impressive range of 300 miles. The digital elements of the Vision Vehicle are highlighted in the videos below.

Whether or not Thor decides to mass-produce these exact models remains to be seen, but at the very least variations on the designs seem like a distinct possibility. They won’t be cheap, of course, but for wealthy folks who want to take an eco-friendly road trip, one of these stylish RVs would definitely be an attractive option.

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Spread Some Green Cheer This Christmas With These Eco-Friendly Gifts | AFN News https://frendlypresents.com/spread-some-green-cheer-this-christmas-with-these-eco-friendly-gifts-afn-news/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 07:44:30 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/spread-some-green-cheer-this-christmas-with-these-eco-friendly-gifts-afn-news/ Previous story: Win back 2021 as #EntertainmentIsBack, the BookMyShow method! Next story: Pepperfry celebrates 10th anniversary and launches Big 10 Bash campaign Spread some green cheer this Christmas with these eco-friendly gifts Posted on December 23, 2021 Extreme weather events and climate change are intertwined, and as Mother Earth sends us distress signals, it’s time […]]]>
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Extreme weather events and climate change are intertwined, and as Mother Earth sends us distress signals, it’s time to listen to her and understand how we are contributing to the condition of the planet.

As we prepare to celebrate the end of one year and the start of another, perhaps we can find sustainable gift options to start with that are more budget friendly than environmentally friendly..

Here are some green options that we have selected for you.

1. Ecological greeting cards – If you think electronic greeting cards are impersonal, why not browse some recycled paper craft cards? Trust us, there are many sources from where you can buy greeting cards made by folk artists and even cards with embedded seeds or pressed flowers which are not only beautiful but also made from sustainable way. You can also make your own using wood blocks, non-toxic markers, printing on recycled paper, or just recycling old cards. Do-it-yourselfers can also recycle paper by making papier-mâché items and using gift wrap to make cutout keepsakes.

2. Greet with trees! : Why not give a gift that keeps on giving? Grow-Trees.com is a social organization dedicated to expanding green coverage and protecting wildlife habitats through reforestation campaigns that engage and benefit local communities. A big part of this initiative is the involvement of businesses and individuals. This Christmas, you too can make a donation or offer trees to greet a loved one, because after all, what better than to offer a tree or several to make a corner of the earth a little greener? Grow-Trees.com will convey your greetings via an eTreeCertificate ™ and you can also gift trees to multiple people at once via this cost effective web service.

3. Organic bath / beauty products – Fruity bath bombs, aromatic oils, handmade soaps, delicious body scrubs, face masks, skin nourishing butter don’t have to be expensive or mixed with chemicals. Look for bath and beauty products made by companies dedicated to environmentally friendly, cruelty-free, and organic processes. Create your own gift basket with handpicked organic treats that delight both those who give them and those who receive them.

4. Reusable grocery bags – Many specialty sellers are now making reusable grocery bags that are very stylish, have witty messages, and can add a stylish punchline to routine shopping chores. Removing single-use plastics from everyday use is a big step towards a sustainable lifestyle and a brief online search will reveal several sites that now make bags from recycled fabrics like denim, quilted cotton and jute. .

5. Organic gourmet baskets – From farm-to-table restaurants to healthy snacks without sugar or oil, organic foods are now part of the diet of nearly everyone who is health conscious. This holiday season, gift a basket of green tea, a basket of local fruit, or shop at organic stores to hand-pick things that will be loved by a loved one. You can also order treats from vegan bakers or get special treats like pickles and jams, bread and cookies from home cooks, and organize a personalized and thoughtful gift in every way.


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9 Eco-Friendly Toronto Small Business Gifts Your Loved Ones Will Appreciate https://frendlypresents.com/9-eco-friendly-toronto-small-business-gifts-your-loved-ones-will-appreciate/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/9-eco-friendly-toronto-small-business-gifts-your-loved-ones-will-appreciate/ Narcity may receive a small commission if you purchase something we recommend in this article, which was created by the Narcity Shop team. Items are in stock and prices are confirmed at time of publication, but may change at any time. If you’re still looking for thoughtful gifts to finish off your holiday shopping, you […]]]>

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If you’re still looking for thoughtful gifts to finish off your holiday shopping, you can find a bunch of really cute stuff at local Toronto businesses.

While browsing the regular big box store websites might seem like the easiest way to shop, you’d be surprised how easy it can be to shop locally! You can shop online and find same day or next day delivery at many ma and pa stores in Toronto.

That being said, here are nine eco-friendly gifts from Toronto small businesses your loved ones will appreciate this holiday season.

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Candles are pretty much foolproof when it comes to holiday gifts. This deliciously scented candle is hand poured into a reusable container that they can bring back to eco+amour to be refilled.

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Help your loved one cut down on single-use coffee cups by gifting them this stylish tumbler. It will keep their drinks hot for up to 12 hours and their drinks cold for 24 hours. It comes with a waterproof lid that will protect them from drips and spills while on the go.

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Give them a soothing spa experience at home with this Lavender Fields Gift Set. It comes with lavender shower sprays, a lavender, rose petal and calendula soap bar, hand cream and a bottle of Pretty Clean Shop’s signature essential oil blend that they can add to a diffuser or hot bath.

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These adorable wool dryer balls will prevent static and speed up their drying time, all without plastic or excessive packaging. Get a single scoop for $7 or a set of three for $20.

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This zero-waste starter kit will kick off their eco-friendly kitchen journey this holiday season. It includes a reusable Swedish sponge, vegetable brush, dish brush, three beeswax wraps, and 500 milliliters of hand and dish soap in a refillable mason jar.

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This luxurious body scrub is freshly made in small batches by Green & Frugal. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients, including avocado oil and shea butter. You can also get a mini size for just $4.50.

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If they’re eco-conscious, they’ll love this reusable, eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap. You can get three packs for $25 or five packs for $30, and each pack includes small, medium, and large pack sizes.

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Set them up with an eco-friendly kitchen cleaning set with three styles to choose from. It comes with a reusable Swedish sponge cloth, dishcloth, bamboo dish brush and four vegan sponges.

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Sustainable Gift Wrapping: Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas for a Greener Christmas https://frendlypresents.com/sustainable-gift-wrapping-eco-friendly-gift-wrapping-ideas-for-a-greener-christmas/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/sustainable-gift-wrapping-eco-friendly-gift-wrapping-ideas-for-a-greener-christmas/ Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s not always such a joyous time for the planet. Ireland is expected to generate 95,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas, while in the UK alone around 30% more waste, or around three million tonnes, is generated and discarded throughout the Christmas period. […]]]>

Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s not always such a joyous time for the planet.

Ireland is expected to generate 95,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas, while in the UK alone around 30% more waste, or around three million tonnes, is generated and discarded throughout the Christmas period. holidays compared to the rest of the year. .

One of the biggest impacts of the holiday season on the planet is the purchase of excessive amounts of single-use gift wrap, which has significant implications for the environment and household budgets.

Reasons to Avoid Using Traditional Wrapping Paper

The wrapping paper you find in supermarkets and card shops is made from poor quality fibers that are dyed, coated in plastic and decorated with glitter (also plastic), making it almost impossible to recycle .

It’s important to note that wrapping paper can only be recycled if it passes the crinkle test – just crumple (crumple) the paper into a ball in your hand. If it stays in a ball, throw it in the recycling. But if it loses its shape, it means that it must be sent to the dump.

Plain wrapping paper can be recycled, but foil or glitter-decorated foil cannot and should be disposed of in general waste.



Crumpled and discarded wrapping paper and Christmas crackers

Most glitter is made from etched aluminum attached to polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a type of microplastic that can contaminate water, soil, and air. Its increased presence in all three may pose a threat to human health and ecosystems, according to Scientific American.

It is also important to remember that Sellotape is not recyclable. This makes it a big culprit when it comes to plastic waste related to gift wrapping. Because it cannot be recycled, each shred of duct tape must be completely removed from the discarded wrapping paper.

Plastic bows can also be a popular choice for gift givers looking to add an extra touch to their gift, but they are not an eco-friendly option. Like all types of plastic, they do not biodegrade but break down into microplastics.

For those looking to make this year’s Christmas more sustainable, why not try some of these unique and eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas.

brown kraft paper

Brown kraft paper is an excellent substitute for traditional gift wrapping paper as it is biodegradable and can be widely recycled. Not only is it good for the planet, but it also always looks great, with minimal effort.

You can give the wrapper a more festive look by adding silky—and reusable—red ribbon, a sprig of holly, or a decoration made of twigs and baubles.

For small gifts, stick them in a natural brown kraft paper bag for easier wrapping. You can also use vegetable dyes to stamp your own festive design onto the plain paper.

If you want to reduce your Christmas waste even further, the cardboard inner tube that this paper is wrapped around can be reused to store or send posters, paintings and more.

Newspapers/magazines

Newspapers and magazines can create unique organic gift wrap and are a great opportunity to keep recycling.

Even if you don’t pick up a newspaper often, you can still find free newspaper by asking friends and neighbors for extras or even going to your local coffee shop for oldies.



Christmas present wrapped in newspaper

Newsprint is both recyclable and biodegradable, making it more affordable and sustainable than traditional wrapping paper. And by reusing before recycling, you relieve the recycling industry.

Gifts wrapped in newspaper look chic and minimal, and each saves another sheet of wrapping paper from going to the landfill. Once you’ve wrapped your gift, you can even add a festive touch – try a few sprigs of rosemary, holly or eucalyptus.

Boxes and boxes

With many of us opting for online shopping rather than high street trips to get this year’s Christmas presents, chances are you’ll have a stash of boxes waiting to come. be recycled.

This year, instead of throwing them away, you can color them with paint, dress them up with fabric ribbons, or even go a step further and decorate them with personal photos of you and the recipient.

If you want to get more creative, you can use old cereal and shoe boxes and nest them inside each other so the recipient has to keep unwrapping until they reach the gift.

Plus, if you have old cookie tins or tea canisters lying around, they can easily be turned into gift boxes without needing to go out and buy anything extra, although you may need to be adding a few layers of fabric, shredded paper or parchment. .

Crispy packets

Want to add a sparkly look to your gift? Why not use repurposed crisp bags? All you have to do is carefully open the crispy bag in a flat sheet and wash it with dish soap to remove all remaining crumbs and grease.

Once it’s dry, you then wrap your gift, exposing the shiny silver side on the outside.

Under new home recycling measures introduced in September, soft plastics such as crispy bags can be put in your recycling bin at home, meaning your gift wrap won’t clog the landfill once unwrapped.

Fabric

Furoshiki is a square piece of eco-friendly cloth or fabric and mainly used for wrapping gifts and carrying items, fashion and home decor.

The custom of using furoshiki originated in Japan around 710 BC. AD to the Nara period, and the phenomenon of gift wrapping has taken the Western world by storm in recent years.

All you need is the fabric itself and you can reuse it as many times as you want.



Wrapping gifts in fabric or cloth can be a great way to give someone a present this year.

You can use furoshiki to wrap just about anything. They look great around a bottle of wine, candles, and even the oddest shaped objects.

The fabric can be any pattern or color, but should be square (equal measurements on all sides) and large enough to fully cover the object. You can get creative with the fabric you use; whether it’s vintage scarves, bandanas, tablecloths, old clothes or scraps of fabric.

Glass jars

Glass jars are another great zero waste gift wrapping idea. Smaller jars can be used for jewelry giving, while larger ones can hold food-related gifts, like chocolate or candy, while making amazing candle holders.

You can reuse any jars you already have, just tie string or ribbons around the top to decorate and it only costs you the ingredients to craft. If you don’t have glass jars at home, chances are you can find some at your local charity store.

To top it off, when you use glass jars for gift giving, you’re also giving the recipient a reusable container they can use to fill whatever they want.

pages of old books

If you have a gift for an avid book reader in your life, why not take pages from an old book you have around the house and turn it into a clever and unique gift wrap?

The material works great as gift wrap as it doesn’t tear easily and you can use the pages with your favorite quotes to show your loved one how much they mean to you.

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Animal Crossing and Resident Evil Village are the greenest games of the year https://frendlypresents.com/animal-crossing-and-resident-evil-village-are-the-greenest-games-of-the-year/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/animal-crossing-and-resident-evil-village-are-the-greenest-games-of-the-year/ A study of environmentally conscious games named Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Resident Evil: Village among the most environmentally friendly video games. Recognition comes from measuring the number of players, console electricity usage (kWh), and playing time to calculate the carbon footprint of various popular video games and gaming devices. The hugely popular Nintendo Switch […]]]>

A study of environmentally conscious games named Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Resident Evil: Village among the most environmentally friendly video games. Recognition comes from measuring the number of players, console electricity usage (kWh), and playing time to calculate the carbon footprint of various popular video games and gaming devices.

The hugely popular Nintendo Switch title Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out on top, winning the accolade for most eco-friendly game, based on its player count, console release, and completion time. Calculations, by Green Gaming, determined that the Switch game emitted 0.003 kg of CO2 equivalent per hour. Although the game has a high player count, its emissions are low due to the Switch’s relatively low power consumption, especially compared to much more powerful consoles such as the PS5.

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Based on the fact that there are approximately 232,528 players on Animal Crossing: New Horizons at any given time, while completion times as reported by HowLongToBeat suggest players take an average of 60 hours, and taking into account from the kWh and resulting emissions of the Nintendo Switch, gaming has been calculated to result in 3,038.98 kg of CO2 emissions per year.


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Animal Crossing’s low emissions seem in line with the game’s message, with its themes of environmental conservation, but the decidedly different Resident Evil Village has also joined the Nintendo title in being a low-emission game.

At the other end of the scale, the most polluting games turned out to be very online titles such as League of Legends, Fortnite, Apex Legends and Call of Duty: Warzone. League was far ahead with around 58,379 tons of CO2, compared to the second most polluting Fortnite, which was on 6,425 tons of CO2.

League of Legends is one of the most played online games with around 2.3 million players online at any one time. Taking into account that a typical PC generates 0.023 kg of CO2 per hour and the average gamer spends an average of 1,008 hours on team play, this translates to the high number of tons of CO2 emitted per year.

Of course, while each of us has our own carbon emissions and we need to take them into account, we also need to be aware of how electricity is generated. Fossil fuels generate far more CO2 than more environmentally friendly energy sources, such as wind or solar, while industries such as steel production are huge contributors to global carbon emissions. While individuals clearly have a massive impact on the environment, carbon emissions are a nuanced topic, and heavy industries, governments and large corporations all have a role to play.

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Ultimate eco-friendly gifts to buy for your parents https://frendlypresents.com/ultimate-eco-friendly-gifts-to-buy-for-your-parents/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/ultimate-eco-friendly-gifts-to-buy-for-your-parents/ Deciding what to give your parents as a gift can be complicated. As their lifestyle changes, the types of gifts they appreciate also change. Perhaps they retired or simplified their way of life as part of the minimalist movement. Maybe they made dietary or environmental changes. Whatever the situation, we have options for every parent […]]]>

Deciding what to give your parents as a gift can be complicated. As their lifestyle changes, the types of gifts they appreciate also change. Perhaps they retired or simplified their way of life as part of the minimalist movement. Maybe they made dietary or environmental changes. Whatever the situation, we have options for every parent on your list to consider.

Whether the parents in your life are new to the vegan lifestyle or have been adopting it for a long time, it’s always nice to add new flavors to the plate. “The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma’s Kitchen” is the number one seller on Amazon with a near-perfect five-star rating from buyers. You can get it on Kindle, as an audiobook or hardcover. From sauces to desserts, there are 336 pages filled with colorful images and intriguing recipes.

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Pots and pans on a metal stove

Vintage kitchen utensils on Etsy

Over the years, home cooks have relied on friendly favorites in the kitchen. There is always a cookware that stands out for its size, shape, finish or quality. If your parents mourn the loss of such a vintage kitchen utensil, find a new one to replace it. Etsy has an endless list of options ranging from Corning Ware to enamel and cast iron. Pyrex, Visions, copper pans and casseroles are all food preparation considerations.

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Three reusable sponges stacked on top of each other on a cutting board

Sponges are convenient and versatile, but they’re not good for the planet when they continually add to the litter problem. Replace the disposable sponges in your parents’ house with a washable and reusable option. You can order a single pack or a three pack in four color options.

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A rounded house with the words Cocoon House for the cover of the book

This book lists the development of a LEED-certified home in New York that is both remarkably unique and an example of sustainable architectural design. The Cocoon House takes its name from the shape of the curved walls. Whether the parent on your list has a passion for interior design, architecture, sustainable living, or solar energy, the project details with the stunning photography are sure to inspire.

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A velvet green sofa against a cream wall

There comes a time when scrubbing furniture just isn’t the way a parent wants to spend their day. Instead of cleaning it, cover it with these thoughtful, eco-friendly furniture covers. Choose from a variety of options to create a new look for the room. Cover My Furniture produces the covers in the UK in a building with enough solar panels to power 58 homes for a year. He is conscientious about packaging and believes that furniture covers are a solution to keeping furniture out of landfills. The company will also dispose of your old furniture covers in an environmentally friendly way.

A pink striped bag with a straw hat and pink sneakers

In today’s world, there is no longer a need for disposable shopping bags. There are so many sizes, shapes, prints and materials to choose from. SCOUT bags offer a bag for every occasion and make a great gift for anyone. Choose from shopping bags and coolers in a range of sizes.

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Two compost bins, one white and one black, both have bamboo handles

One of the best ways to use kitchen scraps is to use a backyard compost heap. Mixed with small branches, leaves and grass, the mixture turns into a natural and nutrient-rich additive for the garden and also reduces the amount of waste transported to the landfill. The Bamboozle composter is carefully designed with a natural bamboo handle and a charcoal filter to remove odors and is dishwasher safe.

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Not all coffees are created equal. Larry’s Coffee sets the standard for energy efficiency and rainwater harvesting in roasting. It has solar-heated floors, reuses rainwater collected in the toilets and has obtained B-Corp certification. The coffee is organic, fair trade certified and shade grown, so you can feel good about gifting it to the coffee lover in your life.

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Mom or dad will enjoy the comforting feel of this weighted blanket. You will feel good about the fact that it is made from natural materials. This blanket provides a cooling function by wicking away moisture to prevent sleepers from overheating and is made from natural eucalyptus fibers which are converted to soft ENCEL Lyocell. TENCEL is 100% biodegradable, so there is no lasting impact on the planet.

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A set of toiletries with bottles and sponges

We all use personal hygiene products on a daily basis, making this the perfect opportunity to eliminate plastic and other waste from our habits. By Humankind makes it easy for you with a collection of products focused on efficient performance paired with eco-friendly packaging. Dental floss, toothpaste and mouthwash refill packets can be composted. As a company, they provide carbon offsets by supporting forest management programs.

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