Today is Earth Day. While most explorers care about protecting, cleaning and improving the environment we love to adventure in everyday, we decided to take the opportunity to look at four eco-friendly products you can use daily. From the bedroom to the boardroom to the great outdoors, these items are as good for the earth as they are for you:
#1 Stainless Steel Reusable Portable Straws
All Things Jill
We’re on board with the banning on plastic straws and switching to cardboard, but they can be a little… dissolve-y. Forgo soggy straws and bring your own stainless steel portable straw.
Buy here: amazon.ca
#2 Bamboo Travel Utensils
Joanne Hudson Basics
Put down the plastic and pick up these bamboo travel utensils. For use at the office or in the forest, toss these in your bag next to your straws.
Buy here: amazon.ca
#3 Pela Eco-Friendly Phone Case
Don’t just avoid plastic—purchase products that give back. These compostable (yup) phone cases protect your phone and the planet. Plus, Pela hopes to raise $250,000 to contribute to the environment in 2019.
Buy here: pelacase.com
#4 Tru Earth Eco-Strip Laundry Detergent
Did you know over 700,000,000 plastic laundry jugs per year wind up in landfills and oceans in North America alone?
That is 700,000,000 jugs that get thrown away instead of being recycled.
That is a lot of plastic!
Tru Earth has released a revolutionary new laundry “strip” that provides a mess-free way to clean your clothes—without parabens, phosphates, dyes of chlorine bleach.
Each strip weighs only 3 grams. For reference standard pods weigh about 25 grams and liquid/powder detergent detergent weighs about 40 grams per load.
By making these strips ultra-concentrated, Tru Earth has reduced their transportation carbon footprint by 94% when compared to liquids or powdered detergent.
And best of all, no more plastic jugs.
You can join the Tru Earth Movement here: tru.earth
EDIT: The folks at Tru Earth are offering readers 10% off. Use coupon code EXPLORE10 at checkout for 10% off any purchase.