Environmentally friendly or environment-friendly, (also referred to as eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green) are sustainability and marketing terms referring to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies that claim reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment.
The importance of eco-friendly products couldn’t now be greater. With programmes like David Attenborough’s Blue Planet demonstrating the impact of plastic waste on our planet alongside the continuing depletion of our resources through unsustainable manufacturing demonstrates the clear importance of environmentally friendly products.
Easy eco-friendly alternatives for things you use every day
Dish towels and bamboo alternatives If it doesn't have to be single-use, it probably shouldn't be. Using 100% organic cotton dish towels is a great substitute to paper towels, as you can throw them in with a load of laundry repeatedly.
Reusable grocery bags Using reusable grocery bags is a simple way to cut down on the habit without missing out on convenience. Some grocery stores even offer incentives for people who bring their own bags.
A great reusable water bottle Even though recycling programs exist, 91% of the water bottles we use every year wind up in a landfill. And we use about a million per minute. Grab a cool water bottle you'll enjoy using and skip the plastic disposable bottles.
Rechargeable batteries Batteries are made up of a variety of chemicals, some of which are extremely toxic and can cause soil and water pollution. Most of us know batteries aren't a great thing to throw into landfills, and rechargeable ones solve that problem while saving you money and space.
Reusable straws Using disposable utensils of any kind introduces a lot of unnecessary waste into the environment, but straws are a particularly easy fix.
Ballpoint pens made out of recycled water bottles Need a couple of pens around the house? Grab a few that were made from recycled water bottles (86% PCR).
Tea bags Love tea? look into a loose tea infuser to cut down on how many tiny disposable packets you rip open and throw away.
LED light bulbs LEDs are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting options. How? 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat. They also use much less power, which reduces the demand on power plants and decreases the accompanying greenhouse gas emissions. Natural cleaning products The cleaning products you use around the house can be full of environmentally harmful chemicals. If you want the same result but with fewer ramifications for the environment, natural ingredients can do the trick with less collateral damage.
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