Is it too late to add another entry to our 2018 resolutions? If not, we’re putting “buy more sustainable products” in there.
You might’ve seen numerous articles by now about saving the environment and whatnot. But if you ever found yourself asking where to start, the easy answer is to invest on items that’ll lessen your carbon footprint. That means less plastic usage and less dumping of harmful chemicals. So let’s start shopping for these products, shall we?
Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Pint 16 0z
You can use these reusable cups when you’re going on an outdoor trip, or ask to put your favorite to-go drink in it. No need to bring plastic cups that’ll just add to the worldwide litter problem. Available online.
KeepCup in Sunlight
The KeepCup is for all the coffee lovers out there. It’s “the world’s first barista standard reusable coffee cup.” You can pour homemade brew in it or that Starbucks Americano you always buy every morning. Available on AVA.
Sip Steel Straws
I’m currently loving how handy metal straws are. I don’t have to get a straw in fast-food restaurants and feel bad about the turtles I might harm. This set from Sip comes with a straw, cleaning brush, and a pouch. Carry this in your purse so you can pull it out whenever you eat outside. Available at Serenitea, Glorietta 3.
Luntian Bags in “Butanding”
If you’re trying to cut down on your plastic bag consumption, go for a tote bag when you’re shopping. This one by Luntian Bags is made from canvas and jutesack fabrics, and it’s big enough to fit your groceries. It also has a colorful butanding illustration by local artists from Human Projector. Available online.
Human Nature Minka Bamboo Toothbrush
A bamboo toothbrush will last just as long as a regular toothbrush—around three months. But the perks are that it’s biodegradable, naturally antimicrobial, and water-resistant. So you still get the effect of a normal toothbrush and you’re saving the environment too. Available at Wilcon IT Hub, Makati City.
Sinaya Menstrual Cup
This is an eco-friendly way to deal with your period. It’s a flexible silicon cup that you insert the vagina to collect the menstrual flow. If you want to know more about it and how it performs compared to a tampon, we reviewed the product here. Available online.