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Earth Day Shopping Guide

April 17, 2012 1:00 PM

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With Earth Day approaching, it is the perfect time to start making changes towards an eco-friendly lifestyle. With just one small change in your household, you can make a huge impact on our environment. There are so many innovative environmentally friendly products available, making it easier to live a green lifestyle. All the picks below are available online, so you don’t even have to use fuel to go buy them.
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The Laundress Cleaning Products

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Lindsey Boyd and Gwen Whiting, designed this eco-friendly line of cleaning products. They have created cleaning products that are safe to be used in your home, and on your clothes. They have lots of laundry tips online, and recipes for using their products. All of their products are green, and safe for the environment.

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Bum Boosa Bamboo Bathroom Tissue

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This unique 100% bamboo processed bathroom tissue is better for the environment. It is a tree-free, BPA-free, elemental chlorine-free, biodegradable, and has a quick break down. All of the packaging for this product is made with recycled paper – not plastic. This company has offset 35 tons of carbon emitted annually by making their eco-friendly products.

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Java Gourmet Ekobrew

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Is your trash can filling up with used “k-cups” from your Keurig? This company has invented a unique reusable ekobrew (k-cup), that will help avoid all that unnecessary trash in our landfills. This reusable filter is unique, because the brewista can use their favorite blend of coffee. It also does not require the filter to be removed in order to use. The ekobrew is available online for $16.95.

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Ditto Recycled Ecological Hangers

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More than 8 billion hangers go into our landfills every year. Ditto has designed a sturdy eco-friendly hanger. The ditto hangers are made using soy based ink, and starch based adhesive. They are made using recycled paper, are non-toxic, and can hold over 20 pounds of weight.

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Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag

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Naturally remove odors from your house with this eco-friendly air purifier. It naturally removes odors, bacteria, harmful pollutants, and allergens. It is fragrance-free, non-toxic, and lasts up to two years. It is made using bamboo charcoal which has been known for its eco-friendly purification properties. Just hang the chemical-free bag in your home to enjoy breathing naturally purified air.

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The Soi Company Soi Candles

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These environmentally friendly candles are soot-free, and will not release any harmful chemicals into your home. They are hand-poured using FDA approved kosher soy oil. These candles burn cleaner than paraffin-based candles, do not omit any benzene into the air, and burn 40% longer. The candle is safer for children, because it burns cooler avoiding serious burns if touched.

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Maguey Weaves Ayate Wash Cloths

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These cloths are made with 100% hand spun agave fiber by artisans from Mexico. These eco-friendly cloths are a more sustainable alternative to paper towels. They can be used for bathing or cleaning. Prices start at $7

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Acacia Creations Recycled Serving Dishes

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Acacia Creations uses recycled magazines to create gorgeous bowls. They also make bowls from fallen olive wood, a native tree in Kenya. All of the products are handmade using Fair Trade practices. Portions of sales goes to life-saving support, and care to underprivileged children. This is an eco-friendly company that is passionate about supporting their artisans and their community.

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Monkey Sea Monkey Doo Lotions and Bodywash

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These eco-friendly products were developed by a Mother who was tired of the nasty chemicals that were in her children’s skincare products. They are made with the highest quality all-natural ingredients that are safe for children and the environment. They are sulfate-free, paraben-free, synthetic-free, and uses no GMO’s. There is an allergy-friendly 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash, lotions, and organic clothing.

Shelby lives a green lifestyle with her husband and three children in Orange County. She writes for various publications, and at Glitterful Felt Stories.

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