There’s no better day than Earth Day to remind us to live more sustainably. Pre-ECQ, we were constantly on the lookout for open, green spaces, which made us more aware of our impact on the planet. And as parents, it is part of our calling to teach our children how to be good stewards of the Earth.
This year’s Earth Day theme is “Restore Our Earth”. It focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. This focus is meant to highlight that our response to caring for the Earth should stem from the fundamental fact that we live here.
To help you kickstart your new, sustainable lifestyle, we rounded up amazing products that don’t hurt the Earth. Read on to see all the sustainable products you need to add to your shopping cart.
1. Reusable cotton swabs from LastObject
Everyday, 1.5 billion cotton swabs are manufactured each year and these swabs end up in the ocean or in landfills across the globe.
LastObject is the maker of the world’s first reusable swab, which claims to save an average of 1,000 single use swabs. Pretty cool stuff, we think!
2. Multi-purpose towels from Magwai
Speaking of the ocean, local brand Magwai has a passion for ocean conservation. It created a multipurpose towel made with 10 post-consumer plastic bottles and printed with all-natural dye.
3. Lunchtime solutions from The Bamboo Company
Another local brand seeking to solve the problem of plastic pollution is The Bamboo Company. It created “Bambaunan”, a stainless steel lunchbox with a sustainably sourced bamboo lid. It’s the perfect alternative to plastic tupperware or glass containers that still have plastic lids.
Food containers like this is ideal for meal planning so that we can also avoid food waste.
4. Cool packaging from Zippies
Are you a business owner (big or small) looking for earth-friendly packaging? Then, the Zippies Eco Wrapper may be the solution you’re looking for.
Zippies Eco Wrapper are made of high quality honeycomb die cut kraft paper with a tissue inner lining. They are the sustainable and biodegradable alternative to plastic pouches and bubble wraps.
5. Plant-based cling wrap from GetSet
GetSet Wonder Wrap may just be every home maker’s (and baker’s) new best friend. It’s cling wrap but plant-based! It’s even home compostable!
6. Biodegradable baby wipes from Offspring Philippines
If you’re a mom, then you know wipes are good for everything!
So don’t you just love how Offspring Philippines‘ plant-based wipes that are 100% biodegradable? Offspring Wipes are also made from 99% purified water, is hypoallergenic and fragrance free — good for your baby’s bum and also good for the earth.
7. Poop bags from Earth Rated
Speaking of bums, shout out to all the furents (pet parents) out there who also want what’s best for their fur babies and planet Earth!
Earth Rated is a Canadian brand that produces certified compostable pet poop bags made from vegetable starches.
8. Neem oil for all the plantitos and plantitas from EconeemPH
Econeem Plant Based Home Care solutions is a local brand that makes non-toxic, plant-based spray using proprietary neem oil extract. Neem oil is efficient in cleaning and pest-control while staying earth-friendly, pet-safe and also plant-safe.
EconeemPH products have a Home Care Line, Personal Care Line and Pet Care Line.
9. Sanitary products from Nala Woman Philippines
Did you know that a traditional pad takes 500-800 years to biodegrade?
Nala Woman Philippines wanted safe & sustainable products, free from harmful chemicals, artificial fibers, and plastics which were littering our oceans & landfills.
That’s why they lovingly developed organic panty liner and sanitary pads made with NALA GOTS-certified Organic cotton that takes only 3-5 years to biodegrade.
10. Cleaning products from Suds
Suds Sustainable Pods is a brand of personal hygiene and household cleaning products packaged in water-soluble film that’s biodegradable, eco-friendly, and waste-free.
Suds was created to help reduce plastic waste and carbon footprint while providing a sustainable alternative that effectively cleans and eliminates dirt and bacteria.
This can’t be said enough — Earth is our home and our responsibility. Let us do our part to help restore it to good health so our children will inherit a better world because we all worked together to make it so.