Save Money by Going Green With These Top 17 Environment friendly Products
On average, each and every Australian produces around 1.5 tonnes of waste each year. Much of this is household waste which can easily be avoided by us if we choose more environmentally friendly options.
However, we often get response that eco-friendly options are more expensive than their plastic counterparts. So there seems to be a general belief that embracing sustainable lifestyle is costly, difficult, and not for everyone.
Choosing eco-friendly or sustainable products can at times be a bit expensive than using disposable ones. Most of this can be attributed to the fact that eco products are far superior in quality in terms of raw materials as well as packaging. But you should never judge a book by its cover, and it holds true in this scenario too. Even though the initial cost of disposable products might seem low, but the total costs soon add up when you must repeatedly buy those items. On the other hand, some of our favourite zero waste products are designed to last for a long time, so even if you pay some extra dollars initially, you easily end up saving more money in the long run.
In this blog, we’ll share with you our top 17 eco-friendly everyday products which will not only help reduce your environmental impact, but will also save you money by going green.
Kitchen & Laundry
1. UnPaper Towels
This UnPaper Towel set is a roll of 6 reusable paper towels which perform as well as disposable paper towels without creating any unnecessary waste. The towels can be machine washed and stored around a standard paper towel holder. They also come in a range of funky patterns to add a little fun to your kitchen. When you no longer need to buy disposable paper towels, you save money and reduce your waste – win-win!
2. Red House Wool Dryer Balls
These amazing Wool Dryer Balls help to reduce drying times and minimise the need for ironing. So what’s not to like? Simply put them in the dryer with your washing along with a few drops of essential oils and your drying time will be reduced along with your electric bill. Each pack contains 6 balls which last up to 10,000 washes, basically your entire lifetime. Now that’s called SAVING.
3. Dish & Laundry Soap Bar
Cut down on waste and reduce your cleaning costs with this combined Dish & Laundry Soap Bar from the Australian Natural Soap Company. The bars provide 3 in 1 cleaning for clothes, dishes and surfaces and because they are certified cruelty-free, they are suitable for use by vegans. Each bar is also hand-made in Australia and listed as palm oil and paraben-free, so they are as good for the environment as they are for your wallet.
4. Reusable Coffee Pods
We all love a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee each morning, but disposable coffee pods create a lot of unnecessary waste. Why not cut down on waste with these WAYCAP Reusable Pods? They provide the same convenience as normal coffee pods but without the waste. Each pack contains a reusable pod and an easy-to-use dispenser. It is designed to be infinitely reusable with no additional filters, lids or packaging for each cup of coffee. Moreover, you are not restricted to one brand of coffee pods, shop local coffee and enjoy your cuppa!
Similar to the WAYCAP reusable coffee pods mentioned above, these SEALPOD Reusable Pods help to reduce unnecessary waste. Each pack contains 1 stainless steel pod, 24 lids and a scoop. On an average, annually they also cost less than half the amount of regular coffee pods.
5. JOCO Reusable Glass Cup
Are you one of the 1.3 million Australians that visit a coffee shop each day? If so, you would love to have JOCO Reusable Glass Cup to help reduce single-use plastic waste. The cup is 100% plastic-free and suitable for all types of hot beverage. It also comes in a stylish design to add a little flair to your daily brew.
6. Swag Fruit & Veggie Bag
Do you need something to keep your fruits & veggies fresh in the fridge, but do not want to use a plastic bag or container? Why not try this eco-friendly Swag Fruit & Veggie Bag? The bag is perfect for keeping veggies fresh, but you can use it for fruits and greens as well.
Every year Aussies waste 5 million tonnes of food. It is not just food that is getting wasted, it’s your hard-earned cash too. So, buy only what you can consume and extend the life of your fresh produce by storing them in these bags
7. Lil Soap Nuts
Washing detergent contains many chemicals which are harmful to the environment and weaken threads. Reduce your chemical waste by using these Lil Soap Nuts which are made from 100% natural ingredients. Toss a bag of 5 soap nuts in with your washing and you will get beautiful, fresh clean clothes every time. And they’re more affordable as well, costing just 10c/wash compared to 26c for standard detergent.
8. Little Mashies Reusable Squeeze Pouch
Eco parenting can be difficult, so make the job easier with these Reusable Squeeze Pouchs from Little Mashies. You simply fill them with delicious homemade yoghurt or squeezable snacks, smoothies or mousse and send them off to school. Each pack contains 2 pouches which can be reused over and over again.
9. Organic Baby Wipes
Disposable baby wipes are convenient and easy to use, but overtime they cost a fortune and generate a lot of unnecessary waste. So why not try these eco-friendly Organic Baby Wipes instead? Each pack contains 4 washable organic cotton wipes which fit inside a regular wipe container. And once they’re finished with, just throw them on the compost heap for disposal.
10. OrganiCup Menstrual Cup
Disposable menstrual products are a leading cause of plastic waste in Australia. So help cut down your single-use plastic use with these reusable Menstrual Cups from Organi. Made from 100% medical-grade silicone, each cup can hold up to 3 tampons and can be worn for up to 12 hours. They also work out much cheaper than disposable alternatives.
11. Duo Cleanse Kit by Sabbia Co
Traditional exfoliating creams are expensive and contain lots of nasty chemicals and microplastics. But these Duo Cleanse Kits from Sabbia Co. provide natural skincare organically. These sponges are enthused with charcoal, green tea and plant extracts which help to balance the skin’s pH levels while gently exfoliating the surface. And because each sponge lasts up to 9 weeks, they work out much cheaper than traditional exfoliating creams.
12. Tone Kit by Sabbia Co
Single-use application pads/wipes are bad for the environment, but there is an environmentally friendly alternative. These reusable Tone Kits from Sabbia Co. are made from cotton and bamboo fibres which ensure they are both strong and soft. As a result, they can be used up to 200 times before replacement, saving an estimated 1000 makeup wipes each year.
13. EVER ECO Safety Razor
Disposable plastic razors may be cheap, but they require expensive blade refills. This EVER ECO Safety Razor solves the problem by using blades which last longer than traditional disposable ones. The holder itself is made from an ultra-durable brass alloy which not only looks great but feels great as well. The set comes with one reusable holder and 10 replacement blades.
14. Organic Cotton Reusable Cloth Pad
These Organic Cotton Reusable Cloth Pads are more comfortable and absorbent than traditional disposable pads and because they can be washed and reused, they are more sustainable as well. Each pad is made from soft, breathable cotton which is delicate on your skin and free from chemicals such as dioxin and formaldehyde.
15. Sabbia Co Eco Kit
These ultra-strong Eco Bags are a great alternative to single-use plastic bags. Made from strong canvas, they are big enough to carry 3x the volume of standard grocery bags. And with six large internal pockets, they are more practical as well.
16. Shampoo with a Purpose
Revolutionise your hair care with these 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner bars from Shampoo with a Purpose. Each bar contains argan oil, shea butter and coconut oil to naturally clean and condition hair without the use of chemicals. And with each bar lasting as long as 6 shampoo and conditioner bottles, you’ll save a ton of money as well.
17. Organic Mint Toothpaste
This natural Organic Mint Toothpaste from Love Beauty Foods helps to strengthen enamel and detoxify the mouth without the use of chemicals, fillers or other nasty ingredients. And unlike regular toothpaste, the packaging is 100% recyclable which prevents on average 2 empty tubes of toothpaste from going to landfill.
So there you have it, 17 everyday environmentally-friendly products that not only reduce the amount of waste you create, but save you money as well. In many cases, you will also find that the eco-friendly version of your favourite product performs as well as, if not better than, the original.
So, what have you got to lose? Start introducing these eco-friendly products into your daily routine today and do your bit to help save our oceans and planet, all while putting back a little extra money in your pocket. For more savings, check out our latest discount coupons here.