Our daily lives have been deeply embedded, for so many years, with products that are disposable, plastic, cheap, toxic (usually cheap and toxic go hand-in-hand), and just plain wasteful that we hardly know of any other way of life.
Thankfully, over the last several years the fire alarm has been sounding off. Climate Change is not just our future generation's problems, but our problem. Right now.
With that, thankfully, we've seen a rise in more sustainable, natural, Eco-friendly products. Even big name brands are hopping on that bandwagon. But, sustainability or Eco-friendly can be much like that "All Natural" stamp you see on food products, more marketing fluff than truth.
What truly makes a product, or brand, Eco-friendly or Sustainable? Everyone probably has their own criteria, but I'll offer up mine.
- Re-usability / waste-free (not just recyclable but can be used over and over)
- Made with non-toxic / ethically sourced ingredients and/or materials
- Plastic Free (This is a tough one, as not everyone can afford a non-plastic alternative to re-usable products) / Synthetic free / Silicone Free - okay, There's some debate about silicone. Personally, I'm leaning against it.
Scroll down for 5 online sites offering Eco-Friendly products.
This list may eventually be updated with more, so check back!