November 15, 2018 1:00 am
Updated: November 15, 2018 7:06 pm

Holiday gift ideas that are good for the planet

WATCH ABOVE: A Toronto app called Live Green Perks offers shoppers discounts at eco-friendly business in the city.


Gift-giving is a treasured part of Canadian holiday tradition. However, did you know that each Canadian throws out 50 kilograms of waste over the holidays each year?  That number is comprised of:

  • 6 billion holiday cards
  • 6 million rolls of tape
  • 3,000 tonnes of foil
  • 540,000 tonnes of wrapping paper and gift bags.

This year, why not consider eco-friendly gift giving instead? The free Live Green Perks app makes it easy – you’ll have hundreds of discounts, deals and offers at your fingertips—from savings at popular shops and restaurants to deals on eco-friendly memberships.

Not sure where to start? Here are six ideas to help you save big on your holiday shopping and make the season greener, presented in partnership with Live Green Perks.

Want more ideas and deals that are good for people and the planet? Check out Live Green Perks.

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