The planet is in real trouble. There are more people every day, which means more garbage and a larger carbon footprint. Be more sustainable with a little extra effort. Recycle more. Reuse as much as possible each day. Drive less often and get more exercise by riding your bike. These are all simple tips. There are lots of eco-friendly products out there that can help you live a more sustainable lifestyle. Here’s a quick list of products for the eco-friendly consumer.
While cars are commonly thought of as anything but Earth-friendly, there are certainly those that try. The Toyota Prius Hybrid has long been the gold standard. However, with Tesla Motors announcement of the Tesla Model 3, a more affordable, completely electric car (it’s price point is half of what the original two Tesla models are, at $35K) a new gold standard is on the horizon. Students who are now studying for their driver’s licence will likely see a road full of electric, sustainable cars in the coming years they’re on the road.
Palm Leaf Plates
You can throw a party and stay sustainable at the same time. Don’t worry about disposable plates and utensils anymore. Eco-friendly disposable palm leaf plates are biodegradable. This cuts down on landfill trash.
Don’t use bags and disposable containers for after-dinner leftovers. Use glass or plastic containers that can be washed out and reused. Use these for packed lunches when you go to work. This saves money and decreases waste.
Automatic Car Diagnostic
Automatic is an aftermarket car monitor. It connects with most car diagnostics since 1996. The port is located directly under the dash on the driver side. Once installed and linked to the free app on your phone, Automatic tracks gas mileage, keeps track of where you parked, and can even call for help if you get in a crash.
Tzoa is an air quality monitor. Wear it on your collar, or place it on the strap of your backpack. Tzoa sucks in air and measures the harmful particles in it. If you’re in an area with less than quality air, Tzoa will alert you via the smartphone app.
Save energy with CFL light bulbs. These bulbs might be more expensive, but they cut down on energy bills. Some of these bulbs have a white light instead of yellow light. Check the packaging so you get the product you want.
Don’t throw you compost in the trash. Use a compost pail. While this can attract fruit flies and other pests, get a metal compost pail with a charcoal filter. These filters keep the smell in, and pests out.
A rack to dry your clothes on can cut down on your energy bill and your impact on the planet. In many countries dryers are a luxury most people can’t afford, so dry racks are used instead.
Batteries are horrible for the environment. One inappropriately discarded battery can contaminate a huge water supply or wetland. Cut down on used batteries with rechargeable ones.
The Gota dishwasher has finally put the question of water conservation to rest regarding that of dishwashers versus hand washing. The Gota steams the dishes in prewash mode, then use the water as the steam cools down for the main cycle.