You might be saying to yourself, 'but isn't all laundry detergent biodegradable'? Sure – but the packaging it comes in isn't.
Compare the carbon footprint of these biodegradable laundry sheets that come in paper packaging to a case full of liquid detergent that is packaged in plastic bottles and shipped, requiring more fuel due to its heavy weight.
Yes, even Band-Aids now have a more eco-friendly alternative. Although not the biggest concern on an environmentalist's mind, it's good to make the switch to more sustainable alternatives – no matter how big or small!
Only the most ambitious environmentalists can avoid producing any trash – and so for those of us who still find the need to bring a bag out to the curb every week, these biodegradable trash bags are the best option available.
But just remember – even though the bag biodegrades, doesn't mean its contents will!
If you're a fan of using dish cloths around the kitchen, these biodegradable alternatives will be a great substitute for your next shopping trip. You'll be able to wipe up any mess and keep your kitchen clean, while getting more use out of it than a standard paper towel or pre-moistened wet wipe!
Compostable food storage containers are an especially fine option if you find yourself eating your food outdoors. Whether you're hiking, camping, or out on the water, it's a good idea to reduce how much waste you're producing, and these eco-friendly storage containers with lids will go a long way to ensuring you keep a light footprint.
While it's obviously not a good idea to replace your existing metal cutlery with disposable alternatives, these are the perfect solution for summer get-togethers when you would otherwise need to buy plastic forks, knives and spoons. Round out the picnic with some biodegradable plates and you'll impress your guests with your sustainability credentials!