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Here comes the carbon-offset stocking filler
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The Independent Online

The traditional Christmas gift of Argyle socks could be replaced by something just as dull.

For a mere £7.50, the Carbon Neutral Company is offering shoppers a chance to make their Christmas "carbon free" with a new gift pack.

It estimates that a typical household will emit 100kg of CO 2 on Christmas Day by cooking lunch, heating the house and having relatives visit by car.

But if you buy a gift pack, the firm will invest in a scheme to fit energy-saving bulbs in Jamaican hotels and plant trees in the UK. You'll also get some fair trade chocolates and decorations.