Repurposing and recycling help protect the planet. But committing to using biodegradable products is even kinder to Mother Earth.
Biodegradable products are made from natural, renewable resources like corn starch, potato starch, sugar cane and vegetable oil. Over time (and with the aid of microorganisms, like bacteria and fungi), they break down into their individual components and are reabsorbed into the environment. They are also non-toxic, which means they won’t leach harmful chemicals into the earth (i.e., less pollution). Nearly all paper and many textiles are biodegradable and biodegradable plastics are gaining popularity as an alternative to their traditional petroleum-based counterparts.
If you’re ready to go even greener, we have you covered. Following are nine incredible biodegradable products you have to try ASAP!
1. Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner
This mild yet effective multi-purpose cleaner contains no additives or preservatives and is gentle on the skin. It is twice as concentrated as traditional detergents. Plus, it “biodegrades rapidly, without affecting nature’s balance.”
2. Earth Friendly ECOS™ Paper Towels
Composed of bamboo and sugarcane, these absorbent two-ply towels “quickly dissolve back into the earth.” Unlike traditional paper towels and those made with recycled materials, they require minimal processing, which consumes less energy. Talk about a win-win!
3. The Unscented Company Unscented Dish Soap
Looking for an effective dish soap you can feel good about? This biodegradable dish detergent “keeps your dishes and our waters squeaky clean.” Free of dyes, fragrances and animal testing, it is not intended for automatic dishwashers.
4. Method Free & Clear Laundry Detergent
Want to clean your clothes without harming the environment? This highly concentrated biodegradable detergent has “naturally derived cleaning power.” It may be tough on stains, but it’s specially formulated (without any dyes or fragrances) for those with sensitive skin. You might even look forward to Laundry Day!
5. EcoSouLife Biodegradable Bamboo Picnic Set
Skip the plasticware and bring this biodegradable bundle to your next BBQ, picnic or eco-friendly holiday party! Made from bamboo and cornstarch, the reusable plates, bowls, cups and utensils are BPA free and dishwasher safe. Includes a handy carrying case!
6. Organyc Beauty Cotton Balls
To green your beauty routine, replace your regular cotton balls with these certified organic ones. Composed of renewable raw materials, the packaging is both biodegradable and compostable. Click here for more smart ways to make your bathroom greener by reducing single-use items and more.
7. Sea Minerals Purifying Clay Facial Bar for Normal to Oily Skin
Not all bar soap is created equal. Packed with beneficial minerals from the Dead Sea, this deep cleansing bar can be used daily on the face and body. It will leave your skin looking and feeling fresh and revitalized.
8. Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Conditioner
Moisturize your normal-to-dry mane with this rich, nutritious conditioner that contains a brilliant blend of aloe, vitamin E, lavender essential oil and quinoa protein. Every strand will be smooth, shiny and touchably soft, and the container is, of course, biodegradable.
9. EO Essential Oil Organic Lavender Sanitizing Hand Wipes
Seeking an environmentally safe hand sanitizer that is “99.9% effective against most common germs?” Look no further. These convenient biodegradable organic wipes even contain pure essential oils to moisturize your hands, gently and naturally!
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