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Seas & Straws Spotlight, Issue #025 -- Zero Waste Christmas Gifts & Eco-Friendly Toys
December 04, 2023

In the issue: zero-waste Christmas gifts, guide to a plastic-free Christmas celebration, how to be a sustainable traveler, safe and eco-friendly toys, zero-waste food storage on a budget

Hello there!

As we approach the end of the year, I want to express my sincere appreciation for your continued support of Seas & Straws. Your passion for the environment, especially this 2023, serves as a constant source of inspiration for me.

As a token of my gratitude, I have again curated a collection of exciting and informative blog posts just for you. It is because of people like you that I am able to continue my mission of making the world a better place. Your support is truly at the heart of my story.


A Simple Guide to a Plastic-Free Christmas

Guess what? Christmas is nearly here - and while that means cozy moments, candles, yummy cookies, and delicious food, there's a not-so-cool part too: lots of plastic waste from decorations, wrapping paper, and other disposable holiday staples! But these indulgent traditions need not harm the planet!

In this blog, unlock a trove of magical ideas for sustainable substitutions that spark joy, not landfill overflow.

You’ll discover dazzling, eco-friendly twists on decor, gifting, hosting and more. With these creative swaps, decking halls sustainably feels even more special. ‘Tis the season for indulging mindfully!

Zero-Waste Christmas Gifts

Living a zero-waste life can be a bit tricky, especially when it's gift-giving time. It can be a struggle to find unique and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones that align with your zero-waste goals. Well, good news! This season, I've got you covered.

Check out this cool list of zero-waste Christmas gifts. No need to stress — zero-waste gift-giving is easier than you think!

How to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Dreaming of an epic, eco-friendly getaway? Travel enlarges our worldview - but only when done responsibly. This guest post by Emma Bukowski unlocks simple hacks for treading lighter through awesome adventures near and far.

Discover plastic-dodging packing lists, emissions-slashing transportation, and ways to support local communities.

You'll find tips tailored to all travel styles - because green should be the new gold standard, whether backpacking across continents or camping across town.

Leave only footprints, capture only memories. Let's explore how mindful wandering protects the places that make this planet so magical while bringing us joy. The world awaits your conscious footsteps!


8 Zero-Waste Food Storage Solutions on a Budget

Ever struggled with figuring out the best way to keep your food fresh without creating a ton of waste? It's a real challenge, right? We want to make sure our food stays good to eat, but we also don't want to trash the planet with a bunch of plastic.

In this blog post, you'll find some simple and innovative ideas to make your food storage not only budget-friendly but also eco-friendly.

The Top 5 Safe and Eco-Friendly Toys for Your Child's Play

Playtime is a big part of a kid's childhood—it's where they learn, explore, and grow important skills. But many beloved toys secretly endanger kids’ wellbeing through plastic’s toxic chemicals and choking hazards.

Thankfully, safer alternatives exist! Explore the top 5 non-toxic, eco-friendly toy options helping children learn and grow free of plastic's health harms.

This curated list takes the guesswork out of choosing safe, ethical playthings. Find inspiration for building a plastic-free playspace fostering imagination, neural connections and motor skills without sacrificing safety or sustainability.

Give your little ones room to thrive while protecting their future.

Looking for a Healthier and Toxic-Free Home?

You may not be aware of this yet, but you might unknowingly be exposing your family to harmful chemicals. These toxins can be present in the clothes they wear, the plastic bags they use for their lunch, the plastic bottles they drink from at school, the toys they play with, or even the shampoos they use for their hair.

As parents, we all want the best for our families and their well-being. That's why I'm excited to introduce the ZERO WASTE COACHING program, aimed at helping families provide a healthier and toxin-free life for their children.

This program is designed to guide you every step of the way, from assessing your current plastic usage and identifying harmful elements, to discovering affordable and natural alternatives that won't strain your budget - or your time.

To learn more about this program, visit

Make your Home Healthy, Safe and Toxic-Free or send me a message.

"To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash."

- Bill Nye -

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