Sustainability practices, eco-friendly products, eco-friendly packaging are all factors eco-conscious consumers, like you, are keeping in mind before making a purchase...and rightfully so!
With stats like the following, we all need to make sure we are doing our part to keep Mother Earth a beautiful place to live for generations to come…
- Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour - most of which are thrown away.
- Plastic bags & other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1 million sea creatures every year.
- There was a study performed by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control that showed nearly 93% of people tested positive for BPA (a potentially harmful chemical present in plastic products).
But remember, it only takes one person to make a difference - and we all need to be doing our part to make a change and be that difference.
Live by example, inspire change in others, and together, we can help make a difference as a collective community.
Eco-conscious living is no longer just a fad, it’s a way of life. And it’s a lot easier than you might think!
12 Must-Have Eco Friendly Products
1. Reusable Produce Bags
The Earthling Co. offers the perfect reusable shopping bag for our thoughtful earthlings! Made of organic cotton, the mesh fabric allows your fruits and veggies to breathe. It’s the perfect way to take the plastic out of the equation - AND the bag is 100% compostable at home.
2. Reusable Towels & Rags
Reusable towels & rags are excellent replacements for the typical kitchen paper towels, napkins, or cleaning rags. It can also be added to your conscious beauty routine, replacing disposable cotton and makeup wipes.
3. Reusable Food Wrap
A creative and eco-friendly way to store food, wrap leftovers and pack school lunches! Beeswrap provides us a fun solution for foodies, made out of certified organic cotton coated with sustainably sourced beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.
4. Reusable Travel Cutlery
About 40 billion plastic utensils are tossed every year in the USA. It’s time to make reusable travel cutlery our next purse essential! (Who’s with me?!) It’s a simple, zero-waste alternative for your lunch break or your next road trip.
5. Reusable Straws
Go plastic-free for all of your drink needs! This can be the easiest addition to your sustainability routine - they are lightweight, portable and durable to carry with you on the go, wherever you go.
6. Reusable Bread Bags
We like the Onya Reusable Bread Bag.
Reusable bread bags are a must-have for those of us that can’t live without our avocado toast in the morning! Plus, the right bread bag can help your bread last up to 3 months in a frost free freezer!
7. Reusable Shopping Bags
Earth Hero reminds us all that a simple act for positive change is still a heroic act, no matter how small! This grocery bag is made out of post-consumer plastics, doubling its sustainability! The durable design supports your one-trip-wonders from your car to the kitchen, and a portion of their profits go towards a non-profit sustainability organization.
8. Reusable Glass Bottles
We like the all-new Bloom Bottles!
Simplify your sustainability practice with our Bloom Bottles! Supporting your eco-friendly lifestyle, this BPA-free bottle is made of premium-quality glass for all of your hydration needs. The minimal design contributes to eco-friendly living without compromising style.
9. Recycled Plastic Mat for Yoga or the Beach
Barefoot Yoga offers the best earth-conscious yoga mats made out of “jute”. Jute is a soft vegetable fiber, a fabric that is both carbon-dioxide neutral and naturally decomposable. Conveyed in the brand name, this yoga mat reminds us all to stay grounded, as if we are walking barefoot on the Earth.
10. Biodegradable Trash Bags
Who knew trash bin liners can be plant-based? Made out of renewable resources and compostable polymer, you can help minimize our collective waste output with these environmentally-friendly garbage bags.
11. Natural Cleaning Products
Cleaning products are often filled with ingredients that we can’t even pronounce. Blueland products contain no phosphates, VOCs, ammonia, chlorine bleach nor parabens! A phenomenal brand that helps save money, save space, AND save Earth all at the same time.
12. Natural Laundry Detergent
The future is now! Detergent bottles have now downsized to an earth-friendly size as small as a pod! But don’t underestimate its power - the natural plant-based enzymes help take out any stubborn stains and keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean!
13. Bonus: Whole Leaf Teas
We recommend our Matcha Purity Powder. The name speaks for itself - our pure organic matcha is grown sustainably using regenerative agriculture, utilizing the soil health as a forefront that ultimately leads to human health.
Creating Your Very Own Sustainability Practice
Harboring a sustainability practice is more than just recycling water bottles! It’s about really taking the time to look at your everyday products and making those thoughtful changes with our Earth in mind.
One small mindful act can lead to many more mindful acts.. And soon enough, all of that will compound into carrying a sustainable lifestyle in a seamless and effortless way.