25.4.12

a greener you

Even though Earth Day has passed that doesn't mean you should stop thinking about being eco-friendly. Here are some green products that I want to try out:
1. The Etsy shop, Coco & Bubbles, sells all natural soy candles. They also encourage you to reuse the tumbler as a drinking glass once the candle is finished. I bet this Sandlewood + Ginger Apple candle would smell so yummy.
2. ECO Lunchbox makes containers and bags that are toxic-free and will not create the waste that other throw away items will. Plus, I can't resist their industrial-style stainless steel containers. I would love to take these on a picnic and, of course, use them for everyday. 
3. The Etsy shop, Green by Mamamade, boasts resuable sandwich bags, cloth "paper" towels, and cloth diapers. The variety of patterns to choose from is awesome - I love these lemon "paper" towels. 
4. Phillips new LED light-bulb won the L Price from the Department of Energy. Although it looks neon yellow, it glows white and can be dimmed. It costs about $60 but, considering it could last an estimated twenty years, it is a pretty good investment (and you can probably get it for a lot less with rebates.) According to Earth911, "if every 60-watt incandescent in the US was replaced with this bulb, the nation would collectively save $3.9 billion in energy costs in one year. Such a swap-out would curb the emission of 20 million metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of removing 4 million cars from the road." 
5. Designed in Montreal, Canada, MATT & NAT creates beautiful vegan bags, clutches, wallets, and laptop cases; their linings made out of recycled plastic bottles. I am totally crushing on tan Marianne 
6. The confetti line by zak! is made from recyled melamine. You can choose from dinnerware, dining accessories, and kitchen prep products. Their packaging is also eco-friendly: they use recycled materials and  soy-based ink whenever possible. 

What eco-friendly products do you have your eye on?

5 comments:

  1. I loooooove those confetti bowls!!

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  2. i definitely will check out those candles!

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  3. Love love love the confetti bowls! Great post!

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  4. I just got some reusable "zip-loc" type baggies for my birthday. I'm excited to use and reuse them. I like the idea of the "paper" towels. Recreates the convenience.

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    1. i have a few of those ziploc baggies as well. love them!

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