Did you resolve to “go green” in 2015. How’s it going to far? Sometimes it can be tough, but we are here to help you make even more strides toward your green lifestyle. Here are 19 eco-friendly products you can use in your day to day life without having to waste any time in your efforts to go green. Some of them you already know of (reusable water bottle, ) and others are cool gadgets you’ve never seen (water powered clock?) What are your favorite everyday eco-friendly products?
Freshana Cleaning Products
Every home has to be cleaned! Unfortunately with many cleaning products, they are filled with harmful chemicals that you don’t want to touch and fumes that you don’t want to breathe in. You still want to make sure to kill all the germs that live on household surfaces. Freshana products. These eco-friendly cleaning products will get the job done without leaving behind any harmful residue.
Reusable Water Bottles
It’s common knowledge that if you want to be eco-friendly, you should ditch the disposable water bottles! When you’re on the hunt for environmentally friendly products, you should surely get a reusable and durable water bottle. It will lessen your carbon footprint and save you money! Check out Kleen Kanteen bottles for a great green option. They’re BPA-free, stainless steel, and offer a variety of styles and sizes.
Biodegradable Pots for the Garden
When you’re out gardening, consider using pots that won’t end up in a landfill one day! Some pots are made completely out of biodegradeable materials. Your plants will thrive and eventually, they pots will break down and become part of the garden without waste. You can find biodegradable pots online or at gardening stores.
Energy Saving Bulbs
Switching to energy saving lightbulbs is a quick and easy way to go green. They use less energy than standard light bulbs. They’ll also be saving you money in the long run, because these bulbs cost less to operate on a daily basis. You can find CFL lightbulbs at any store that carries home improvement items.
Eco Dryer Balls
We all love when our clothes come out of the dryer feeling soft and wonderful. Many use dryer sheets to get that effect, but those sheets can actually leave harmful films and fragrances on your clothes. Plus, they produce waste with each load and are not so great for the environment. Smart Sheet dryer balls will make your clothes just as cuddly soft, can last up to 1,000 loads, and they don’t contain any harmful chemicals.
Kitchen Composter / Compost Pail
One eco-friendly product to add to your home this year is a compost pail. Stop creating food waste! Collect your weekly kitchen scraps in this bin and then take it out to empty in the compost pile. It keeps everything inside, so you won’t have to worry about your kitchen smelling like onion or garlic scraps. A great product for gardeners and compost creators.
Running your dryer can use up a lot of energy, which is not great for the environment or your wallet. Try switching over to a drying rack when you can. This is especially great if you only have a few things to dry, which would result in a lot of wasted energy. The Honey-Can-Do drying rack expands to give you lots of room to hang clothes.
Low-Flow Shower Heads
An easy way to become more environmentally friendly almost instantly is to use less water. The first thing to tackle is the number of gallons wasted in the shower. You can shorten your shower time and lessen the flow of water that comes out of the showerhead. High Sierra Showerheads and similar brands are a great low-flow option.
When you go to just about any store, they’ll offer you a disposable single use plastic bag. These bags usually end up thrown away and make their way into waterways. Consider switching to reusable totes, especially for grocery store trips when you could need multiple bags. They are available at many grocery stores, or you could check out Simple Ecology organic cotton grocery bags for an even more durable option.
Water Powered Clock
Some eco-friendly products are just cool inventions that are fun to have in the home. You can save energy and still know what time it is! Invest in a water clock that doesn’t need to be plugged in and doesn’t need batteries changed. This is a nifty little gadget great for environment lovers everywhere!
If you have lots of toys and electronics, you might go through a lot of batteries. You can use Duracell rechargeable batteries to get much more use out of your batteries. When they are out of just, just recharge them and use them again. Anything that helps up produce less waste is great. . Make sure to recycle your batteries properly! Don’t throw them in with the rest of the garbage!
ECOS Pet Products
Anyone with pets knows that they can leave behind messes and odors. You might be tempted to reach for the strong cleaning products that could contain harmful chemicals. Those aren’t good for you, your pets, or the environment. Switch to ECOS pet products for a friendlier product that is still strong enough to get the job done!
Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags
Packaging can leave a lot of waste. Whenever you pack a lunch, you should fill up a reusable lunch bag. Not only that, you can use reusable sandwich and snack bags on a daily basis to save waste RePac Bags are heavy duty, come in a variety of colors and sizes, and are easy to use and keep clean.
We’re supposed to change our toothbrushes monthly, but that leaves for a lot of waste that will end up in a landfill. Make a switch to a more eco-friendly product. Preserve toothbrushes that are made from recycled materials. You’ll feel better about your pearly whites and saving the environment.
Hand Powered Shredder
Why buy a costly office item if it’s unnecessary? Shredders can be big and bulky (which means they are awful to throw out if they stop functioning) and they use up energy. You can buy a small hand powered shredder for your home to shred confidential documents without being any more wasteful.
Bamboo Desktop Dry Erase Board
Making lists can result in tossing out lots of sheets of paper. Add a Bamboo Dry Erase Board to you kitchen or living area to easily keep track of shopping items, to-do lists, or anything else! You won’t have to go through pads of paper, tape, sticky-notes, etc. The bamboo has a nice finished look to put on display and it won’t result in the clutter of paper.
Eco Brolly Green Umbrella
Eco Brolly umbrella is another cool little invention that’s in the works that is meant to encourage recycling. Just expand it and clip it to a newspaper or whatever else you might have to protect you from the rain. It’s incredibly tiny to take with you anywhere. It isn’t available for purchase yet, but keep your eyes out.
Grab Green Laundry Detergent
Some big name laundry detergents contain chemicals that are harmful for your skin and the environment. Choose an eco-friendly product just by changing your brand. Grab Green laundry pods don’t have all those harmful chemicals, are made from naturally-derived ingredients, are hypo-allergenic, and they’re great for HE appliances.
Compostable Cups, Plates, Silverware
Generally, disposable food service ware isn’t good for the environment. When you must go disposable, make sure you also go compostable. Not all paper plates, etc. can go with compost, make sure the item specifically says it is okay. Eco Products offers just about every type of compostable food service wear you could think of, including cups, plates, take-out containers, and silverware.