8 Eco-Friendly Products by Small Businesses
Let's make every day Earth Day by supporting small businesses that help the environment. Check out these sustainable and affordable products that will reduce your carbon footprint and 'green' up your lifestyle!
The following products are not sponsored.
Reusable Market Bags
According to BiologicalDiversity.org, Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year, which require 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture.
Try these 100% Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) organic cotton mesh produce bags, perfect for your weekly grocery haul! These zero waste bags keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer than plastic bags, with their breathable fabric. They are sustainable, organic, biodegradable, reusable, and zero waste! Exterior tare weight tags on each bag makes checkout easy.
$10 at zerowastestore.com
Will using a reusable straw save our oceans? Of course not! But it can be the first step in being aware of our usage of one time use plastics. Unlike plastic products, stainless steel straws are perfectly safe to use and BPA free.
$20 at impactforgood.co/
Reusable Water Bottle
According to My Equa, 38 million plastic bottles go to landfill each year in America alone, as the average American consumes 167 bottles of water per year. Our reusable bottle is plastic free, anti-microbial and Ayurvedic. Shop all styles and sleeve colors at ayurbottle.com
$24 at ayurbottle.com
In the US 1 billion plastic toothbrushes are discarded annually. All this plastic has a nasty habit of making its way into our oceans and our wildlife. It contributes to the estimated 165 million tonnes of plastic pollution in the world’s waterways alone. A bamboo toothbrush is a fantastic alternative to the typical plastic or nylon toothbrush.
Charcoal bristles are known to absorb chemicals such as chlorine from tap water. The charcoal works by acting like a magnet for plaque and tannins that may stain teeth. This effect is enhanced by combining their charcoal bristle toothbrush with activated charcoal toothpaste!
$5.99 at us.brushnaked.com
Recycled Aluminum Foil
If You Care Aluminum Foil is made with 100% recycled aluminum. While traditional foil manufacturing is a power-intensive process, theirs uses 95% less energy to produce. Because there is no need to mine, their production creates less waste, while reusing a precious resource. If You Care Aluminum Foil protects food against light, oxygen, humidity and bacteria.
$4.99 at ifyoucare.com
Sponges are one of the oldest living beings on earth!
These are also really great for babies and little ones. Sea sponges are hypo-allergenic, good for the environment, and contain enzymes that prevent the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. They are easy to clean and a wonderful way to give yourself some extra love and care during your bathing rituals. Our sponges are always harvested sustainably in the US- meaning they are cut from the top growth and divers rotate areas where harvesting. This sponge measures about 6-7" for the large size and 3-4" for the medium (facial) size.
$10.00 at holysponge.net
Reusable Coffee Filter
Ditch those single use filters and replace with these reusable, organic ones! They are easy to use, good for the environment, and last up to 9 months.
$12 at dotandarmy.com
Biodegradable and highly durable multipurpose cleaning brushes have been designed to bring sustainable style to your kitchen, with the functionality to deliver a superior clean.
Cuts through tough grease and is safe on non-stick fry pans
Non-Scratch, Naturally Antibacterial, Free from toxic chemicals, Sustainable
EcoCoconut's products are made with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified recycled Rubber tree's grown in a plantation and at the end of their life replanted and the wood used for their brush handles. The bristles are made from sustainably farmed coconut husk's which is the outside of dried coconuts.
All of EcoCoconut's products and their packaging and shipping materials are 100% Plastic Free, this includes labels and tape.
$8.50 at ecococonut.com