7 Local Eco-Friendly Products That Aren’t Just Dining Utensils
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, August 07, 2018 3:23pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
Stainless straws, bamboo toothbrushes, and zero-waste cutlery kits are the leading products when it comes to living the environmental-friendly life. But what if we tell you, there are other eco-friendly stuff other than cutlery and dental health products that may help you jumpstart or level-up your zero-waste lifestyle?
Have your eco bags ready, here are some of the cool and unique products we found online:
Beauty and Hygiene
Cloth rounds by Hamsa
Instead of disposable cotton pads, cotton balls, and tissues, these cute little cloth pads may work for your daily and nightly beauty routine. These beauty pads made from cloth scraps will help you minimize your cosmetic waste as these can be washed and reused.
Hi fellow advocates! There’s been a spike of interest in our cloth rounds made from fabric scraps. A lot of our friends use them to apply natural cleansers or moisturizers, or to remove makeup. They can also be used in other ways you would use cotton rounds, but they reduce your waste as you can wash/sterilize them for reuse. ðŸ§¡ Each set has 25 pieces of random patterns, at Php 345. If you strongly think you need them in your life, send us a message so we can restock and have them available for you soon. ðŸ˜˜ Thank you for continuing in this journey to a zero-waste life! And thanks to @muni_ph for the love— the spike was because cloth rounds were discussed in Muni’s community of sustainable living ðŸ‘ŒðŸ¼
Menstrual cups by Sinaya
Replace your sanitary napkins and tampons with this menstrual cup. One can go a long way with minimizing plastic wast as you can reuse it after washing and sterilizing.
Menstrual cups work like tampons but safer. A menstrual cup is snuggly placed in the vaginal canal to catch your flow, and the cup should be emptied at least twice a day. For first-timers who are worrying about leakage, we recommend using cloth panty liners from @greenpadsph for extra protection.
Skin care and beauty products by Leyende
Not only are organic beauty products safer on the skin, they’re safer for the environment, too. Leyende offers a skincare line made of 100% natural and cruelty-free ingredients. And if that's not enough for you to support the brand, Leyende is also an advocate for women empowerment.
Fashion and Accessories
Wood phone cases by Funk Trunk
Don't worry, no trees were harmed in making this phone case. Funk Trunk only uses recycled wood for their creation. Yay for an eco-look for your iPhones!
Wooden bowties by Zach and Zurich
Into unique fashion? Here's a wooden bow tie for the eco-conscious you! Match your phone case with their wooden eyewear to show-off that you have an eye for a greener earth, too!
Tire bags by Siklo Pilipinas
Siklo Pilipinas doesn’t want used car tires just to be burnt down or be a breeding ground for nasty mosquitoes. Innovation got the best of the brand and turned tires into awesome backpacks. Upcycling at its best, no doubt.
Bamboo speakers by Zen Speakers
Eco-friendly portable speakers, you say? This Pinoy product doesn’t need batteries or constant charging. Less hassle, more volumes fun!
Yes, there are a lot of interesting up and coming eco-friendly products. However, remember to buy ONLY what you need, do not just to go with the trend. In fact, why not upcycle and recycle things you find at home, that would be awesome-r, too! Be an eco-warrior in your own little ways and have fun saving Mother Earth.
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