Celebrate Dad and the planet this Father’s Day

It’s difficult to know what to give our parents to say thank you. This Father’s Day, why not give the gift that keeps on giving with a recyclable product that, when returned, will not only be kept out of landfill, but will also convert into a donation toward the charity of your choice.

If you’re thinking of buying your dad a new razor to replace his used one, have a look at the different razors and razor packaging you can recycle in Australia. Gillette have launched a new program that allows you to recycle all brands of razors and their packaging from home via Australia Post or through a Community Collection Hub in your area. 

Another option for the manscapers out there is this skincare range from Kiehl’s who are giving away complimentary six-piece kits when you spend $90 or more for Father’s Day. Kiehl’s are selling a limited edition Men’s Set which features “Dad’s approved” formulas and will reward customers who return their packaging to them for recycling.

Is your dad working long hours at home, unable to get his usual morning coffee from his favourite barista? If so, the ideal gift for him would have to be a capsule coffee machine which offers both convenience and barista-quality coffee.

If you’re worried about the environmental impact of coffee capsules, don’t stress! Many coffee pod manufacturers are working to make their products more sustainable by sponsoring recycling and composting programs. Brands like NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® , L’Or, Moccona, illy, Seven Miles, Green Barista and Di Stefano coffee pods can either be recycled or composted through TerraCycle.

Perhaps your dad is looking to spruce up his car? You could gift him with an Ambi Pur car air freshener and refill pack and then, when they’re empty, recycle them through TerraCycle’s Dish and Air Care Recycling Program

Lastly, with the warmer months ahead, you could get your dad a fun activity for the both of you. Check out Zuru’s Bunch O Balloons packs and let the games begin! Once again, don’t forget to save all the balloon pieces and packaging to recycle them for free with TerraCycle.

Sustainable gift giving can be difficult. As consumers, however, we should try to arm ourselves with as much information as possible in order to make an informed decision that’s good for you, your family and the planet.

Do you have any other suggestions for Father’s Day gift ideas? Let us know in the comments below!

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