Most products will have some environmental impact especially if you are relying on a delivery service. Taking into account fuel for transportation, the packing materials like cardboard, plastic, and foam, and the manufacturing of the product itself can leave a not so small footprint behind. Promoting sustainability and sourcing responsibly is the least we can due to provide environmentally friendly behaviour when looking for products. Being eco-conscious and considering fair trad and sustainability can go a long way to preserving the future of our environment.
We have examined some of the best earth-conscious products for the home and are providing this list of the top findings for your home and kitchen.
1. Eco Friendly Bamboo Towels
If you are still using paper towels to clean up spills in your home, you might want to consider switching to washable and reuseable bamboo “paper towels”. Made from sustainable, earth-friendly bamboo, this home cleaning solution is soft, lint-free, and green friendly. After each use they can be washed and air dried and they’ll be ready for the next spillage or mess to clean up. They can be used up to 120 times before you need to dispose of them and are safe to be washed in a washing machine.
Typically each roll comes with 20 sheets and the overall price is very cost effective compared to traditional paper towels. Look for brands that are certified organic and participate in fair trade.
2. Natural Bamboo Cutlery Set
We included this Bambaw review on our list of the top eco-friendly home products but it’s not just for the home. Actually, the cutlery is promoted for use as camping equipment as well. This set includes a fork, spoon, knife and straw – all which are crafted from 100% natural bamboo.
Sustainable materials and non-toxic jute mean that, should you ever find the need to replace the cutlery, the set is also compostable. Use the cutlery set in your home as part of a rustic place setting or store a few sets in your car glove compartment for fast food meals on the go. This Bambaw Bamboo Cutlery set is attractive and you will love not only it’s functionality but also how it looks.
3. Stainless Steel Straws
FDA approved stainless steel drinking straws are ideal for replacing the plastic consumables in your home.
Puoneto has an innovative solution to the environmental impact of drinking straws. They’ve crafted these stainless steel straws to replace the ubiquitous plastic variety you find in fast food restaurants and coffee shops.
The straw set offering from Puoneto includes your choice of either four bent and four straight straws or six bent and two straight. They’ll fit into your Yeti, your Ozark Trail or just about any other water bottle or reusable cup you already own. In addition, you can choose to purchase the “silencers.” These are silicone bumper rings that prevent your straw from clanking noisily against your metal cup.
The straws are easily cleaned and the packaged comes with a slender bristle brush to thoroughly clean the inside of the metal straw after use. The inlet of the straw has an optional silicone tip to make the sipping experience that much more enjoyable.
Consider jumping on board the reusable train and reduce your plastic consumption with food safe, non-toxic, BPA-free stainless steel straws.
4. Reusable K-Cups
Don’t we all love the convenience of the Keurig. It’s fast, simple and makes a pretty satisfying cup of coffee. Unfortunately, K-cups are notorious for adding to the mountains of plastic waste that are already in the landfill. iPartsPlusMore has a novel solution to this problem. Reusable stainless steel and plastic K-Cup replacements are BPA-free and environmentally friendly. Simply place the K-Cup into the dishwasher after use and re-use the following day.
They are fully compatible with the Keurig in your home. Enjoy the same quality coffee or tea and reduce impact to the environment.
With some careful thought and attention to smaller details in our daily lives, we can make a difference one small step at a time.