Do it better: replace (easily) these not eco-friendly cushions
Ah, these single-use products that we buy automatically. These are the same cossins that end up costing our beloved planet dearly, but – luckily – there are green solutions! Take notes, we offer a biodegradable, compostable and/or reusable option for 10 everyday objects. They will gladly replace your everyday products (forever!).
1. Reusable Paper Towels
Bleached paper towels that have a use time of 0.5 seconds (estimated) are over. We move on to the washable bamboo paper towel which will save you bidous and which will unclog your trash.
< strong>2. Reusable tissues
We know that you (sometimes) reuse your tissues when you feel just a little drop on the edge of your nose. We live the complete experience with reusable tissues from the Quebec brand bateau bateau, tant qu'à?
3. Compostable Coffee Filters
Available on ecoloboutique.ca
Rumor has it that morning coffee tastes better when you know you produce less waste. In addition to adopting compostable coffee filters or reusable filters, you can also reuse the grounds of your coffee to mix it with the soil of your garden! The acidity of coffee can benefit your plants.
4. Biodegradable masks
If you suffocate in a fabric mask, you can always take a disposable mask, but prefer biodegradable ones. They will become your green friends for the rest of the pandemic.
5. Reusable Swiffer
Eco Loco Boutique/Brand Juleye
Bye bye, disposable refills! Trap dust and this little gem of a household product in your home. As a bonus: the Juleye brand makes them by hand in Quebec.
6. Walnut Fiber Sponges
Not fan of the reusable brush? No problem. These sponges made from walnut shells are a good alternative to other synthetic (often petroleum-based) sponges that will take many years to decompose.
7. Reusable juice boxes
Boutique ecoloboutique.ca/Brand: Drink in the box
We thought we had it all figured out with reusable water bottles, but these juice boxes make perfect sense for small (or large) lunches.
8. Shampoo, body moisturizer and deodorant bar
Photo: Courtesy Attitude
Deliverance! No need to be a slave to plastic bottles for these items, and we are happy about that. The Quebec company Attitude has also launched “Leaves bar”, a range of 29 bar products, plastic-free, super soft and smelling divine. We love the sandalwood body butter.
9. Period panties
This is an eco-friendly AND comfortable product. We say “see you again” to sanitary pads and tampons, and slip on these Marie Fil menstrual panties made in Quebec with a sigh of relief.
10. Reusable Baking Mat
Forget the aluminum foil or parchment paper: the reusable baking mat is our new best friend in the kitchen. After the whole line of Ricardo products…obviously.
Our series “Do it best” proposes good behaviors to improve the fate of the planet. To make a difference, enwaille in the Environment section!