There’s room for us all to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, whether it’s using less plastic, being more aware of our energy consumption, or making the switch to eco-friendly products at home. Thankfully, it’s 2022 and a lot of people around the world are making the effort to reduce their carbon footprint, so a lot of our favorite retailers are stepping up and making it easy for us to live greener by having eco-friendly alternatives available for most things we use on a daily basis.
Here are 10 eco-friendly products to help you live a little bit greener in 2022.
This user-friendly compost bin is great for families or couples who generate a lot of food waste. Simply throw in your food scraps after every meal, turn the composter a few times every 2-3 days and allow for the worms and other hungry little bugs to feast on your waste.
Ziplock bags are very wasteful, and we rarely consider reusing them once they’ve had our lunch in them. The new way to store food and be more eco-friendly is with these 100% non-toxic platinum silicone bags. They are self-sealing, contain no BPA, no PVC, and no latex so they are better for you and your food.
This eco-friendly brand uses biodegradable packaging that creates a zero waste alternative to something we all use multiple times a week – shampoo. Their range of eco-friendly shampoos and conditioners are great for you and the environment, and will help reduce your plastic waste without much effort.
We don’t often take into account the amount of plastic we use outside of obvious plastic consumption like plastic bags and straws, but things like deodorant and other bathroom essentials are always encased in plastic too. The natural deodorant stick contains no parabens, phthalates, or chemical fragrances – only pure and organic ingredients, and the packaging is 100% plastic free as well.
No doubt plastic cutlery is a large contributor towards landfill. Inside this sleek case is a fork, spoon, and knife, plus a shatterproof, refillable spray bottle. This is a must have for camping trips, picnics and hikes, and any other occasion where you might reach for the plastic utensils. To clean the cutlery just pour in the included lemon extract and spray the utensils after use.
Things like phone cases are other items we don’t usually take into consideration when it comes to everyday items we can swap out for more sustainable options. This mobile phone case is made from natural wheat straw and is 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable in soil. So genius.
Loofahs are an environmentalists worst nightmare – plastic netting that could easily end up in the ocean and result in disaster for all marine life. These 100% cotton/hessian loofahs are the perfect solution, they are soft for use in the shower and are quick dry. Another easy eco-friendly product to help you live a little greener in 2022 that doesn’t take much effort.
Makeup removers have become a huge contributor to landfill and too often end up clogging up pipes after being incorrectly disposed of. These reusable pads are made of bamboo cotton and are washable, so they can be used over and over, ideal for every household.
We’ve all seen that viral photo of the little seahorse with its tail wrapped around a cotton bud in the depths of the ocean. A plastic free alternative that won’t end up in the sea are these biodegradable sticks made from bamboo and cotton, a super simple swap that will have a major impact on the environment in the best possible way.
How often do we reach for cling wrap or plastic containers to keep our leftovers fresh. Definitely not the most sustainable option when it comes to reducing food waste. These beeswax food wraps are made with 100% cotton that’s been infused with organic beeswax and jojoba oil. they’re moisture resistant and form an excellent seal to keep all those leftovers fresh.
Seeing how simple it can be to swap out every day single use plastics and other household products that use unfriendly packaging will hopefully encourage you to make the switch. There’s no need to dispose of every plastic item you have at home right now, use up what you have to the best of your ability and then find more sustainable options like the ones listed above.
If you’re looking for more ways to live a more sustainable life, read our blog on 10 easy ways to live more sustainably.