Thomas Lawrence- February 27th, 2023
Sustainable Products for Home 🌿🏠 (Examples Included)
As we become more aware of the impact our daily choices have on the environment, many people are looking for ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
One area where we can make a big difference is in the products we use in our homes.
So, let's explore some examples of sustainable products for home that can help you reduce waste, conserve energy, and support a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Some of these are available on Good People Inc. already, if so, the products will be linked. If they aren't, sorry :( We're trying to grow our marketplace as quickly as we can and bring you more amazing, sustainable products from the best brands.
Let's get started..
1. Toothpaste Tablets 🦷
Over one billion toothpaste tubes are thrown out in the US each year and, even more plastic toothbrushes. Chew on that statistic for second. Now, help solve the probleem by chewing on a toothpaste tab instead.
Our favourite brand for this is Bite, a California based brand selling fluoride free toothpaste tablets that eliminate the need for plastic when brushing your teeth.
2. Beeswax Food Wraps 🐝
Plastic wrap is a common kitchen staple that is not biodegradable and ends up in landfills. Beeswax food wraps are a sustainable alternative that can be used to wrap food and keep it fresh. These wraps are made from organic cotton and coated in beeswax, making them reusable, washable, and biodegradable.
Unfortunately, we don't sell these on Good People Inc. yet. The more people use our platform, the more products we can bring to you! A quick google search will help you find any products featured here that we don't currently stock!
3. Water-Saving Showerheads 🚿
The energy used to manufacture and transport products is another important factor in their sustainability. Energy-efficient manufacturing processes and transportation methods can significantly reduce a product's environmental impact.
For example, using renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power can help reduce a product's carbon footprint. In addition, designing products to be more energy-efficient, such as using LED lighting or low-power electronics, can also help reduce energy consumption.
4. Energy-Efficient Appliances ⚡️
Appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers consume a lot of energy, but energy-efficient models can help reduce your energy consumption and lower your electricity bills.
Look for appliances with Energy Star certification, which means they meet strict energy efficiency standards.
5. Plastic Free Shaving 🪒
Leaf Shave are a small business solving the huge problem of plastic waste in the shaving industry with 3 million + plastic razors being disposed in the US each year. We are so accustomed to plastic razors that even the apple emoji we used here is a plastic razor!!
Impressively, Leaf's razor isn't just more sustainable (thanks to it's plastic-free design and easily replaceable metal blades), it's genuinely a better razor than anything out there. One of the founders explained- "our goal is to increase accessibility to plastic-free shaving by making available options that simply work better.
Too often in the world of sustainable goods, users are asked to sacrifice efficacy in exchange for a lower footprint." Leaf proved with their Razor study that you'd experience a safer, closer shave using their razor compared to alternatives including plastic razors and traditional steel razors. Meaning this product isn't just more sustainable, it's functions better too.
6. Refillable, Biodegradable Cleaning Products 🧼
Traditional cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both the environment and our health. Biodegradable cleaning products are made from natural ingredients and are free from harmful chemicals.
Most cleaning products are packaged and plastic and diluted with water. Think about it, why are you paying for tap water wrapped in plastic?
Etee creates cleaning concentrates that you simply mix with water in an existing spray bottle. Including dish soap, all purpose cleaner as well as concentrated laundry detergent for your washing machine.
Etee (From the Earth, to the Earth)
"At etee, we're all about one thing: developing genuine solutions to plastic pollution, so that you can live more simply, sustainably and in greater harmony with our planet."
7. Solar-Powered Outdoor Lighting 🔆
Outdoor lighting can consume a lot of energy, but solar-powered lighting is a great alternative. These lights use the power of the sun to charge during the day and light up at night, making them a great choice for outdoor spaces like patios and gardens.
8. Bamboo Soap Dishes
Bar Soaps, Shampoo Bars, Conditioner Bars, Shaving Soap Bars and Dish Block Soap Bars can all be used more efficiently with the simpke addition of a soap dish!
Placing your bars on a waterfall soap dish minimises waste by stopping your bars from turning to mush. A simple solution that also saves you money by getting more out of your purchases!
Starting to see how sustainable practices can start to save you money??
9. Reusable Coffee Filters ☕️
Traditional coffee filters are often made from bleached paper and are not biodegradable. Reusable coffee filters made from cloth or stainless steel are a great alternative. These filters are washable, durable, and can be used again and again.
10. Recycled Toilet Paper 🧻💩
Traditional toilet paper is made from virgin paper and contributes to deforestation. Recycled toilet paper is made from post-consumer waste, making it a more sustainable choice. Look for toilet paper that is packaged in recyclable materials to further reduce your environmental impact.
We recomennd WhoGivesaCrap, awesome brand who donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets.
Summing things up..
While making the switch to sustainable products may require an initial investment, it can ultimately save you money in the long run by reducing your energy and water bills and minimizing the need to constantly replace disposable products.
Plus, by choosing sustainable products, you are doing your part to create a better, healthier planet for future generations.In addition to making sustainable product choices, there are many other ways to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle at home. For example, you can reduce your water consumption by taking shorter showers, fix leaks promptly, and install low-flow toilets and faucets.
You can also conserve energy by using energy-efficient light bulbs, turning off lights and electronics when not in use, and unplugging chargers when they're not in use.
In conclusion, there are many sustainable products available for the home that can help reduce waste, conserve resources, and promote a healthier planet. By making informed choices and taking small steps to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, we can all do our part to protect the environment and create a better world for future generations.
How Do I Tell if Something isn't Actually Sustainable?
Want to know how to easily identify what is a sustainable product and what isn't? Read our article on identifying sustainable products and spotting greenwashing by clicking here.
Want to make the switch to sustainable products? We've built a marketplace like Amazon but only for sustainable products.
Our marketplace already has some amazing products from incredible brands such as Leaf Shave, UpCircle, PAPR Cosmetics, Bars Over Bottles, No Tox life, Bite, Etee and more.
If you're looking to purchase from more socially and environemntally responsible brands, look no further than Good People Inc.
-Thomas Lawrence, February 27th 2023