10 Sustainable Products You Need In Your Home!
Switching out the plastic in your home with a more sustainable material like Bamboo, Beeswax or Biodegradable matters is a more eco friendly way that you can help gravitate your home towards a more zero waste environment. We have put together a list of 10 simple products to replace your most commonly used items in your home with a more environmentally friendly option.
1. Bamboo Dish Cleaning Set
Did you know that one sponge can take up space in a landfill for approximately 52,000 years! Yes, you read that right, that's roughly 742 lifetimes before it will fully break down and decompose. Switching to a more sustainable material when it comes to washing your dishes is just one small step you can take to help our beautiful mother earth and the generations to come. This 4 piece kitchen cleaning set comes with everything for squeaky clean dishes while saving the earth 52,000 years of hard work and pollution. This sustainable kitchen cleaning set includes:
1 x Pot Brush
1 x Dish Brush
1 x Bottle Brush
3 x Loofah Sponges
2. Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
3. Plastic Free Bamboo Food Storage Containers
One plastic food container can take up to 1,000 years to break down in a landfill. Always recycle all plastic food containers when reducing their use from your home. Switching to a more sustainable product such as a glass food storage container with a bamboo lid eliminates the plastic material from your home and the earth. In addition glass food storage containers are sturdier and higher quality so that they will last you for years versus plastic Tupperware that needs to be thrown away and replaced every few months.
4. Reusable Snack and Sandwich Bags
Plastic bags can take anywhere from 200-1000 years to decompose in a landfill. The sad reality is that sandwich bags have only been around for the last 50 years, meaning that they are not even way 1/4 of the way of being broken down. Household toss out multiple sandwich bags a week into the trach polluting not only the earth but creating ocean plastic pollution and creating massive waste. Reducing plastic waste is one massive change you can take towards a more sustainable approach to life. This pack of reusable sandwich bags are BPA-Free, PVC-free & Phthalate-free while also being washable. This pack includes: 2 Large, 1 Medium, and 1 Small reusable food bags.
5. Reusable Beeswax Non-Plastic Wrap
6. Reusable Silicone Baking Mats
7. Reusable Produce Shopping Bags
Plastic bags, whether it's the ones you carry your groceries home from the store or the small ones that you bag your produce in at the market, are all a major pollutant to our plant. They end up in the ocean, on the streets, in landfills and just about everywhere other than the recycling bin at the store. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, The average American household takes home roughly 1,500 plastic bags from the store every year and only 1% of them are returned back for recycling. This set of 7 reusable shopping bags can help you entirely eliminate all plastic bags on your future grocery trips. The set comes with large bags that can hold your groceries after checking out, as well as small mesh produce bags so you can buy your favorite fruits, vegetables and legumes without the use of plastic bags.
8. Countertop Compost Bin Collector
Food waste is the largest waste in regards to weight amount in American landfills. Unprocessed food such as vegetable and fruit scraps, egg shells, grains, etc are full of nutritional benefits. Throwing them in the trash and having them end up in the landfill causes them to rot because they are mixed with other materials in the landfill and do not have the proper space to decompose properly. The rotting food them emits the harmful greenhouse gas, methane that contributes to global warming. Composting these food scraps properly in a compost pile or compost trash, converts all of the nutrients that the scraps contain into nutrient rich soil that farmers can use to grow crops that we can consume.
9. Reusable Glass and Bamboo Water Bottles
Single use plastic bottles take up to 450 years to start breakdown in the landfill. Not to mention the harmful effects of microplastics that breakdown and are ingested when drinking from plastic bottles. It is shown that over 100 million plastic bottles are used worldwide every day while only 1 in 5 of them are actually properly recycled. The remaining bottles are tossed in landfills, oceans, highways, and many other areas where it creates litter. These stylish glass and bamboo water bottles help you eliminate your single use plastic bottle waste and eliminate the worry of microplastics in your body.
10. Zero Waster Start Kit
The market today contains just about every alternative to help make the zero waste transition painless. Making the transition suddenly can be quite costly so it is something that is something that we need to transition into versus making the switch overnight. It can also be overwhelming knowing where to start in the beginning. A zero waste starter kit is a great tool to consider and help you start your transition process. This kit also makes a great gift for anyone who wants to make the more conscious choice when it comes to their carbon footprint.
The choice to make the future a cleaner and more sustainable is our choice to make! In todays time, large corporations and most governments do not care about the sustainability of their products. It is up to us to start making the change and lower the demand of un-sustainable products to drive companies and governments to make the change towards a more sustainable tomorrow.
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