5 Eco-Friendly Products to Check Out for Earth Month
We all know by now the risks COVID-19 poses to our health, but what we aren’t talking about as much is the damage this virus is doing to the environment. Think about all the waste that’s being produced during this time - takeout containers, plastic grocery bags, gloves, masks, and of course, bottles and bottles of hand sanitizer and disinfectant. Everything we’ve been using and tossing has to go somewhere, and more often than not that somewhere is the landfill. Single-use plastics are coming back into style thanks to this virus, but here at Sunstate Labs, we’re just as committed as ever to reducing waste for a greener planet.
Aside from making your own disinfectant from household ingredients (link to previous blog post), you can also adjust your shopping habits to knock out some of those pesky single-use plastics. Here are our top 5 recommendations for different eco-friendly companies to buy from.
Laundry Detergent - Dropps
Our pick for eco-friendly laundry and dish detergent is definitely Dropps. Say goodbye to those giant plastic bottles (but don’t forget to recycle or repurpose any you already have) and say hello to small, dissolvable detergent pacs. Dropps makes your laundry routine not only simpler, but also safxer, with dye- and filler-free formulas that are tough on dirt and easy on sensitive skin. Plus, they’re plastic-free and come in recyclable, compostable packaging!
Personal Care - By Humankind
Ever thought about how much plastic you use in your personal care routine? From shampoo to mouthwash to deodorant, our bathroom cabinets have become a plastic graveyard - but, this is where By Humankind steps in. With products like mouthwash tablets, shampoo bars, and refillable deodorant, this company is taking down single-use plastics one order at a time. On top of eco-friendly packaging, Be Humankind will also donate $1 of your first purchase toward removing plastic from the oceans.
Water Bottles - EcoVessel
When it comes to reusable bottles, there’s a lot out there to choose from, but in our opinion, you can’t go wrong with EcoVessel’s BPA-free bottles. This Boulder-based company has it all - water bottles, travel mugs, 64 oz growlers, kids’ bottles, wine tumblers, and more. They’ve got everything you need to keep your favorite drink hot or cold, all while reducing plastic waste. Plus, they donate 5% of all purchases to a variety of nonprofits!
Household Cleaner - DAZZ
Surprise, surprise, we recommend DAZZ for your nice-to-the-environment home cleaning needs! In addition to their non-toxic ingredients, DAZZ cleaning products are also perfect for reducing your plastic waste. Thanks to the effervescent tablets, you don’t need to toss a spray bottle every time you run out of cleaning solution. Just refill your DAZZ bottle (or any other spray bottle you may have) and keep using it over and over again. It’s safe for you, your home, your family, and the earth.
Mops - Green Glider
Tired of buying and throwing away disposable mop pads? We were too, and that’s exactly why the last company/product we want to recommend is Green Glider! The folks over at Green Glider managed to create a reusable mop pad that is both washable and effective, saving you money and helping reduce unnecessary waste. The combination of shammy on the inside and microfiber on the outside creates an awesome pad that is equal parts durable and powerful.