You’re busy. We get it. It’s a fast-paced world out there, and you’re trying to do your best to make good choices for yourself, your family, and the planet. Thankfully, there are an increasing number of eco-friendly products out there that benefit all three. These products that pair sustainability with innovation offer you creative ways to reduce your environmental impact without having to make big changes to your hectic lifestyle.
From protecting our environment and health to preventing more unnecessary waste, the best eco-friendly products of 2023 not only minimize harm but also set the gold standard for responsible consumption, empowering individuals like you to champion a greener future with each purchase. The best part is that these products work, and work well.
Eco Excellence: eveelife.com’s Top Sustainable Products of 2023 You Need to Know About
Here at eveelife.com, we’ve done a lot of digging into some of the best planet-friendly products so far of 2023. While some of these aren’t necessarily new, they stand out for their sustainability, effectiveness, usability, and innovation. Plus, a lot of them are just super cool-looking. Here are some of the best eco-friendly products of the year:
Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags
Moving away from single-use plastics has become more attainable with these durable and leak-proof silicone bags. They are an excellent alternative to traditional plastic bags, and their longevity means less waste over time. Stasher is the go-to company for this kind of bag. They even recently came out with a line of gorgeous beauty bags that are easy to clean.
Stainless Steel Straws
While major retailers have tried to reduce their use of plastic straws, these pesky pieces of plastic continue to be a major pollutant. Reusable stainless-steel alternatives are both stylish and functional, providing an eco-friendly solution to the single-use plastic straw dilemma. We love the ones from Klean Kanteen. While you might know this company more for their durable water bottles, their reusable straws are just as high-quality and can be surprisingly affordable as a 4 or 6-pack.
Wool Dryer Balls
At eveelife.com, we’ve shared about how there are dangerous chemicals in laundry products that are harmful to the environment and people. A sustainable alternative to dryer sheets, these wool balls don’t contain any of those questionable ingredients; plus, they can decrease drying time and reduce static, saving you both time and energy. We’re fans of the dryer ball starter set from Blueland. The folks at Friendsheep also have a large variety of adorable and fun eco-dryer balls in different colors and patterns.
Bamboo Cutlery and Dining Set
When it comes to sustainability, we focus a lot on avoiding the use of disposable or single-use items. Replacing the Styrofoam plates and plastic cutlery that people use at large gatherings or camping outings is a great way to prevent the use of these items. Perfect for on-the-go dining, bamboo cutlery and dining sets made by companies like Bambu are disposable, compostable, lightweight, durable, and biodegradable. Try them on your next picnic, and the ants will thank you.
We’ve covered Stashers as an alternative to plastic bags, but what about an alternative to plastic wraps – those sticky, thin, transparent plastic films we use to store food? Enter reusable beeswax wrap. These are made from organic cotton infused with beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. This wrap is a sustainable and effective way to keep food fresh. It can be reused multiple times and serves as a great alternative to plastic wrap. The most popular makers of this innovative and handy product is Bee’s Wrap. They offer the wrap in a bunch of different designs and styles to meet your different storage needs. They also offer Swedish dishcloths to replace the use of paper towels.
Compostable Trash Bags
These bags provide a more environmentally friendly way to dispose of waste. Made from plant-based materials, they can break down more efficiently than traditional plastic bags. BioBags is a great resource if you’re looking to make the switch. They offer lawn, leaf, and garden waste bags, pet waste bags, shopping and produce bags, and reusable food storage products, too! BioBags uses a GMO-free resin sourced from Italy and starches from renewable crops to make their certified compostable bags and films.
Biodegradable Toothbrushes and Sustainably Packaged Toothpaste
There’s a good deal of waste involved with dental care. Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, and floss made of plastic and nylon end up cluttering landfills. Eco-conscious companies are working to change that. One in particular, called Bite, offers toothpaste bits (you have to see it to understand) that come in refillable glass jars, bamboo toothbrushes with bristles made with Castor Bean Oil, and 100% vegan and plastic-free floss that is also refillable and compostable. Clean your teeth without the guilt!
Who in this modern world isn’t constantly looking for a power source to charge their phone or laptop? Harnessing the power of the sun, solar-powered chargers reduce the demand for conventional electricity sources. They’re particularly useful for on-the-go charging needs. There are so many on the market at different price points. From the BLAVOR Solar Charger Power Bank for around $30 to the Topsolar 100W Foldable Portable Solar Panel Charger Kit for a little over $100 to the Jackery Solar Generator for more than $1,600. Of course, you get what you pay for, so splurging on a higher-end solar charger will tend to get you more energy, more reliably.
Ditch the chemicals and opt for cleaners made from natural, plant, and mineral-based ingredients. They’re just as effective at tackling dirt and grime but are much gentler on the environment. Dropps is a major player in the world of eco-friendly cleaning products. They sell laundry detergent, fabric softener, dishwasher detergent, and hand soap. Plus, they don’t use plastic jugs and have carbon-neutral shipping. But even big-name brands like Tide are jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon with their own plant-based detergent. Let’s just say, you’ve got options when it comes to “clean” cleaning.
This innovative approach to personal hygiene reduces plastic waste by allowing users to refill their deodorant sticks rather than disposing of and purchasing a new one. There are a good number out there on the market from well-known brands like Dove and from more up-and-coming names like Myro, Peach not Plastic, or Clean Deo, just to name a few. For now, though, refillable deodorants that generally get rave reviews are a little hard to find. At eveelife.com, we know that something like deodorant is pretty personal, so try a few different brands to find the one that you love.
Join the Green Revolution at eveelife.com
Eco-friendly products are growing in popularity. People like you are looking for goods and services that not only make your life better, but that also care for the environment, and companies are listening. The eco-conscious market is growing exponentially, and 2023 saw a surge in innovative and practical solutions for everyday needs. Adopting even a few of these products can make a significant difference in reducing your carbon footprint and leading a more sustainable lifestyle.
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By evee Life Contributor
Published October 24, 2023 2:14PM
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