Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

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Gift giving can be both fun and madding. What sort of gift do you get for the diver (or dive instructor) who has everything? Here are some eco-friendly ideas sure to please your favorite ocean-goer.

Looptworks iPad and laptop covers and cases made
from “upcycled” (reminant) wetsuit neoprene

loopt neoprene laptop case iPad cover

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Eco-Friendly sunscreen – protect your skin and the environment

sunscreen for scuba divers - kinesys

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Reusable Water and Hot Drink Containers
1 coffee cup/ day = 10kils / 23lbs of landfill waste per year
plastic water bottles take more than 1000 years to bio-degrade

Ask your local PADI Dive Center if they sell scuba-branded water bottles or hot drink mugs. If not, I recommend Hydroflask’s metal water bottle and also their hot drink thermos (yes, I own one of each). Besides living up to the company’s claim of 24 hours cold and 12 hot, the reusable containers help me reduce the amount of bottles and cups in my local landfill.

hydroflask hot and cold reusable containers

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Solar USB charger

Use the power of the sun to juice up an iPod, iPad, eReader or Android device.

Solar USB device charger

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Donate your age
For those of you who don’t need another tie or basket of bath gels, ask friends and family to donate your age to Project AWARE. The contribution will go towards protecting the ocean, sharks and rays we love so much.

Are you a shopping from the United States? Here’s another great way to support Project AWARE:

Project AWARE AmazonSmile

If you’re an Amazon.com user in the United States, please bookmark this Amazon Smile link or copy / paste and bookmark this one:  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0540475

By clicking the link above, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Project AWARE Foundation whenever you shop. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, etc.

 

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