Sustainable products do not harm the environment or deplete natural resources. Sustainable products are from materials, and manufacturing methods are reused, recycled, and maintained in an environmentally-friendly way!
Nevertheless, here are 10 sustainable products you may buy today.
1) Rainwater Collection System
If you live in an area where it rains often, rain barrels are a great way to collect water for use during droughts or other times that the tap water supply is low. You can also use it to water your plant life! Collecting rainwater should be done with care (and might not be legal in some areas) because the quality of the water collected may contaminate other drinking water sources (like groundwater).
If you can’t find rain barrels to buy, consider making your own! Rainwater collection systems can take up a lot of space when full, so make sure that you don’t purchase more than you can use.
2) Vinyl Flooring (PVC-Free)
Many floor manufacturers are starting to make their products out of sustainable materials. For example, vinyl tile flooring is a splendid choice because it uses less plastic in its manufacturing process and does not contain any of the harmful chemicals found in some vinyl flooring. Vinyl tile is also easy to clean and can be used for many years without breaking down or falling apart.
3) Plant-Based Packaging
Although plant-based packaging is a relatively new invention, it has already made its mark on the food industry. For example, the Wonderbag uses heat to remove moisture from leftover food in a biodegradable container. As a result, no harmful chemicals were released into the air and there was less food waste overall.
4) Cloth Shopping Bags
Cloth bags are great alternatives to plastic shopping bags because they are reusable and can be for many years. Also, many cloth bags are from recycled textiles, so their manufacture takes up less space on Earth.
5) Compostable Cutlery/Plates/Containers
When attending events, it may be hard to manage plastic cutlery and plates. However, sustainable alternatives are available for these items because they are strong enough to withstand hot foods but will break down in a landfill if not used.
6) Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is often grown without harmful pesticides and is sometimes grown using solar power. Therefore, the production of organic cotton does not release as many harmful chemicals into the air or water supply as the production of conventional cotton.
7) Cloth Diapers
Many parents choose to use cloth diapers to save money and reduce waste in landfills. However, companies started using sustainable materials in their production processes. So the manufacture of disposable diapers can be minimized.
8) Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
Cleaning products play a central role in keeping your home or office clean. But, they also have a negative environmental impact because they contain harmful chemicals that can contaminate the air you breathe and soil where your food is grown. Fortunately, there are now cleaning products available for purchase that don’t harm human health.
9) E-Waste Recycling
Computers, printers, and other electronic devices are used almost every day in homes, businesses, and educational institutions. But, the production of these devices requires many harmful chemicals which can contaminate air, soil, and water supplies. However, recycling e-waste is a great way to minimize the amount of waste sent to landfills.
10) Solar Power
You can now use solar power to generate electricity in your own home. And, this is an alternative because it doesn’t contribute to global warming, and there are no harmful chemicals released into the air or water supply during the manufacturing process.
These sustainable products will help you live a healthier, happier, and more eco-friendly lifestyle. Remember that many sustainable alternatives are designed to last for many years when properly maintained. So long as they are taken care of, these products will save you money in the long run!