Change has to start somewhere, so let it start with you and purchases for your home. Check out these seven smart sustainable products for everyday life. Most products will help you go green whilst also saving you time.
1. Reusable Beeswax Wraps
If I had to choose a mortal enemy from my kitchen, it would probably be plastic cling wrap. It sticks to itself but never seems to stick to what I’m trying to wrap. End the stressful fight between you and plastic wrap. Get reusable beeswax wrap. It’s washable, reusable, and compostable. And the even better part? Because of the heat from your hands, you can mold the wrap to whatever you need to cover; everything from fruits, vegetables, a block of cheese, baguettes, sandwiches, and more.
2. Compostable Trash Bags
Those plastic bags some of us use every day—grocery sacks, sandwich bags, pet waste bags, and trash bags to name a few—can take up to 1,000 years or more to decompose in a landfill. Trash bags that are 100% compostable will turn into compost over time (a shorter amount of time). That’s a lot better than sitting in a landfill for hundreds of years, especially since compost can reduce greenhouse gas. Keep in mind you will have to take your compostable trash bags to a compost facility, though.
3. Reusable and Biodegradable Coffee Pods
Does the convenience of K-CupⓇ pods make them worth it? Sustainable shoppers would tell you no. But biodegradable coffee pods, now those are something to get on board with. Reusable coffee filters pods are another option. Both conveniently serve up your delicious addiction without any waste.
4. Plastic-free Tea Infusers and Teabags
If you prefer tea to coffee, let me spill the tea for you. You can keep your drink of choice without polluting Mother Nature by choosing eco-friendly loose leaf tea infusers or plastic-free teabags. Yes, most of the traditional teabag brands have plastic (polypropylene) in their teabags. While it’s a small amount, when you drink a cup or two a day, it adds up quickly. Numerous brands make teabags totally free of plastic. There are also companies who make stainless steel and BPA-free silicone tea infusers that you can wash and reuse again and again.
5. Ethical Duvet Covers
You know the saying, “You’ve made your bed, now lie in it”? Well, if you make your bed with an ethically sourced duvet cover, you’ll actually like the consequences of your actions and like lying in your bed. Along with their sustainability, you can find ones that are as beautiful as they are comfortable. So forget lavender essential oils or taking a sleeping aid; having a sustainably-sourced sanctuary is what can help you sleep better at night.
6. Energy-efficient Smart Outlets
Smart outlets are easy and safe to use. Plus, since they’re more energy efficient than your regular outlets, they’ll help you save some money on your electric bills. Who doesn’t want that? With these smart outlets, you can turn your devices on and off, even when you’re not home. Some can also monitor what you have plugged in and then send you information about its energy use and savings.
7. Low-flow Showerheads
On average, people use 80-100 gallons of water per day. The largest use of water in American households is flushing the toilet while taking a shower or bath is second. You probably don’t want to follow the “if it’s yellow let it mellow” rule. But you can help conserve water by getting low-flow showerheads for your house. You can find affordable water-saving showerheads, or you can pay for ones that come with all the bells and whistles. Either way, you’ll be saving thousands of gallons a year, and every little bit helps.
So sustainable shoppers—get to shopping!
This has been a sponsored post by Stryde.