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7 Earth-Friendly Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

As you already know, wrapping paper isn't recyclable and tonnes of it ends up in landfills each Christmas. According to Zero Waste Canada, a Vancouver-based advocacy group, Canadians throw out 540,000 tonnes of wrapping paper and gift bags each year. That's about 100,000 elephants worth of wrapping paper tossed to the landfills. It’s still possible to make eco-friendly choices and reduce holiday trash, while also giving gorgeously wrapped presents. There are plenty of crafty ways to spruce up your presents that will not only make your gifts stand out, but will do a little bit of good to the planet too. All you have to do is look around the house. These 7 earth-friendly gift wrapping ideas will help you give beautifully wrapped gifts...

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DIY Natural Cleaners For a Happier, Healthier Home

Spring time is here and there’s nothing I love more than opening the windows and letting the cool breeze swirl around my home. As we embrace the changes in temperature and complete the seasonal grooming routine of our pets, now is also a good time to think about deep cleaning our house. In an age where it is important to reconsider what we’re bringing into our homes, we’re looking for greener solutions. I have made a list of my favourite natural cleaners you can easily make at home, with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. So no more harsh chemical-based products that are unsafe for your family, your pets and that are harmful to the environment! What you’ll need Ingredients:...

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