This time, I would like to introduce eco-friendly products that are recommended for those who are aiming for minimalism and those who are mindful of eco life.
This article is a continuation of Recommended eco-friendly life [Beginner].
If you are interested in [Beginner], please see from the link below.
- Interested in environmental issues!
- I want to incorporate eco-friendly products into my life!
- I want to change to something that can be reused and get closer to being a minimalist!
Kitchen eco products
Eco dishwashing cloth
Since dishwashing sponges contain a lot of plastic, it is problematic that the microplastics flow into the drain.
The dishwashing sponge can be replaced with a used cloth or cloth.
If you don’t have it, I recommend “Biwakofukin”.
It’s made of cotton and will come out clean without detergent. Heavy oil stains use a little detergent, but it saves money and prevents rough hands.
You can also wash the pot or pan with a plant-based brush or scrubbing brush.
The following brushes can be replaced only at the tip of the handle, so no waste is generated.
Eco dishwashing detergent
I recommend dishwashing detergent from “eco store”.
The container is plastic, but it is a 100% recyclable container. This product has a concept of sustainability.
Since it has not been tested on animals, it is a cruelty product, and it is also a vegan product because its ingredients are of plant origin only.
They also sell laundry detergent, hand soap, and toothpaste.
Some products do not contain harsh chemicals so that they can be used by babies.
Ebisu stores sell by weight and can be refilled.
Eco coffee filter
When you drip and drink coffee, you will probably use a disposable coffee filter.
However, the coffee filter, which is thrown away every time, can be replaced with a washable eco-filter.
This eco-filter is a safe product as it contains no coloring or bleaching agents.
There are also Kakishibu linen filters dyed with Kakishibu that can be washed and used, so please find your favorite coffee filter.
By the way, I love the Kakishibu linen filter.
No tea bag
Every time you drink tea or green tea, the plastic tea bag will be trashed.
In addition, tea bags mix more than 10 billion microplastics into black tea when heated.(From American Chemical Society)
Below are reference articles on tea bags and microplastics.
If you drink only tea leaves in the teapot, you can reduce the waste in the tea bag.
If you don’t have a teapot at home, try this opportunity.
We can reduce the intake of microplastics, reduce the amount of garbage, and drink delicious tea in a teapot, so I think it will be about three birds with one stone.
Eco-friendly products for bath and laundry
You can change hand wash, shampoo and conditioner from liquid bottle to bar soap type.
Liquid bottles need to be purchased for refilling, which causes garbage every time. Also, the container itself is plastic and will eventually become garbage.
However, if it is a solid type, the container itself is not required and no dust is generated.
For the shampoo conditioner, we recommend the bar type of “LUSH”.
“LUSH” is a very popular product among vegan people.
It hasn’t experimented with animals, and It hasn’t included any animal things. Cruelty free and vegan product.
They use unbleached brown paper bags after purchasing because of eco-friendliness.
People consume a significant amount of toothbrushes each year.
About 3.5 billion plastic toothbrushes are discarded annually worldwide.
You can use a bamboo toothbrush instead of this plastic.
Since it is made of bamboo, the design is natural and cute.
There is a number on the handle of the toothbrush so you won’t get it wrong among your family.
It’s also selled color-type bamboo toothbrushes, so please find one you like.
I introduced the eco store as an eco-friendly laundry detergent above, but you can even eliminate the container.
It is a tree nut called “soap nuts”.
You can wash cleanly by putting about 5 pieces of this soap nut in a bag and putting it in the washing machine with the laundry.
It is a recommended product for minimalists as it does not take up space and does not require refilling.
I was worried about the stains on the food, but I was able to clean it with soap nuts.
Since you can purchase from a small amount of 100 g, you can start with a trial.
Makeup remover towel
With liquid type makeup removers, containers and refill bags are always plastic waste.
You can substitute it with a makeup remover towel that you can wash and use.
You can remove your daily light makeup with this makeup remover towel.
The makeup remover that I happened to find in the neighborhood was sold at an unbelievable price.
I bought it and tried using it, but the mascara with plenty of paint was hard to fall off.
Therefore, I use it for everyday light makeup removal.
I haven’t used the products in the links below, but I’ll try them if the makeup remover towel I’m currently using is tired.
How was your eco-life [intermediate]?
This time, I introduced eco-friendly recommended products.
Kitchen and bath products are consumable items that are used every day, so I think that simply changing them to eco-friendly products will change the load on the environment.
Please take this opportunity to choose products that are kind to the earth
I would appreciate any eco-friendly products I’ve mentioned this time.
There are many other eco-friendly products, so please find your favorite eco-friendly product.