What Can You Do?
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We all know we need to do our part to help save our planet. It’s the only one we have and our children (and their children) need it to survive. Recycling, carpooling, and using home appliances that save energy all ways to contribute, but is there more you could be doing?
As it turns out, yes, there’s a lot more you can do to help conserve our planets resources. Have you looked at the products you use in your day to day life and wondered if there’s a better alternative that you could be using? Chances are, there is.
This blog post is going to explore those alternatives and help you find the best products you can use that help with your daily life AND help save the environment. It’s a win/win.
The average American uses over 540 ziplock bags every year. That’s a lot of storage bags and a lot of them end up in landfills. Thankfully, companies are now producing reusable sandwich bags that are easy to clean and reusable. These reusable bags come in large, sandwich, and snack sizes. Think eco-friendly the next time you’re packing your lunch.
What happens to all of those dryer sheets when we’re done with them? Sure you can reuse them for static-prone hair, dusting electronics, or to remove pet hair from your clothes. But eventually they end up in the trash. Why not try an alteternative instead? Wool dryer balls dry clothes by up to 25% faster, reduce wrinkles, and elimates the need for dryer sheets and liquid fabric softener. They’re also reusable so you can use them again and again.
We’ve all heard the news about plastic drinking straws. The plastic gets in the ocean, the plastic poisons animals, and the plastic stays in landfills for hundreds of years, clogging our ennviornment in a mulititude of ways. Here at Estate Blvd, we’re onboard with using eco-friendly straws, but found a lot of alternatives to be cumbersome. Have you tried to carry around a long metal tube to drink out of when you’re going about your day? It’s not easy. Then we stumbled onto this handy set of straws.
These straws are 100% PBA free, collapsible, and come with a cleaning brush and it all fits into a cute carrying case. You can buy them in sets of two.
These toothbrushes come in packages of ten and they are made from bamboo. That means they are 100% natural. They are just as effiicient as plastic toothbrushes and once your brush is no longer usable, it’s biodegrable.
As an added bonus, these toothbrushes are also organic and vegan. Clean teeth the healthy enviornment way? Sign us up!
Don’t forget to order some for the kids. The same benefits as the toothbruses above, but for kid size mouths.
Nearly everyone on the planet owns a plastic hairbrush. We need to brush our hair, right? Otherwise, we look pretty sloppy. Why not switch to an envrionmently friendly brush for your hair?
This hairbrush works for almost all hair types. The bristles massage your scalp, works on wet or dry hair, and it’s made with completely natural bamboo. Bamboo, incidently, is the fastest growing plant in the world making it a plant that’s really hard to run out of.
This brush is packaged in recycled paper boxes and comes with a cloth carrying case and a comb.
Do you pack your lunch with plastic utensils? Stop. Why use plastic when you can use earth friendly wooden utensils? This 400 piece set is made from birch and is more stylish than traditional plastic silverware. When disposed they break down into nutrient rich organic materials. With this large piece set, you can pack lunch for years, but keep some handy in your vehicle for coffee shop stops.
If you’re committed to making our environment as healthy as possible, might as well switch your cotton swabs, as well, right? These cotton swabs are made from bamboo and 100% biodegrabable cotton.
These bamoo cotton swabs come in packs of 1000 and the packaging is made from recycled papers.
Another great way to use eco-friendly items around your house is to use microfiber mlop pads. These mop pads are washable, so there’s no need to dispose of them. You can use them hundreds of times and they fit most standard Swiffer mops.
Sent in packages of two, order some of these and help keep our landfills smaller.
These tall kitchen trash bags are made from plastic discarded in the ocean. The plastic was collected from beaches in third world countries before it made it into the ocean. Each bag is made with the companies patented, reinforced PowerStrip, making them super strong and guaranteed to not leak or tear.
Added to this eco-friendly trash bag is the promise of giving life sustaining jobs to impoverished families allowing them to earn a living to provide shelter, food, and educational opportunties. That’s an amazing trash bag!
Ten Items Is A Great Start To An Eco-Friendly Life
Changing little things in your day-today life may not seem like you’re making a significant impact on our environment, but believe it or not, even the tiniest acts help to improve the planet.
These ten items are smaller ways to change the world and make it a safer place for our children. Do you have favorite products you already use to make our earth healthier? Let us know in the comments and thank you, from Estate Blvd for doing your part.