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Beyond Gardening: Eco-Living Home Products

Chloe Hunter writes

Millennials are leading the sustainable, eco-living trend. We can see this through the rise of Millennial Gardeners’, a young crowd born between the 80s and 00s who have discovered indoor gardening as a sustainable wellness hobby. Beyond gardening, however, there are a variety of home products that have accompanied the rise of eco-living. Below, we’ve scoured the market for new and innovative products that would suit those looking to make more sustainable choices at home.

Using paper towels is a habit that’s hard to replace. However, there are a variety of non-single use alternatives that come in just as handy. Bambooee also has reusable bamboo paper towel replacements that work just as well. To clean, you can easily pop them in the dishwasher along with a load of dishes. Fulfilling their eco-friendly mission, the brand also plants a tree for every roll they sell.

With water being one of our most scarce resources, it’s important to find ways around the house to save on our consumption. One of the best ways to do so is with low-flow shower heads. These shower heads regulate the water that goes out, while still making it convenient for users by increasing the flow-width and pressure. There are some that come with multiple features too. ShowerMaxx shower heads have a water saving feature along with a variety of other spray modes like rainfall and massage mode.

Segregating our rubbish is a great eco-friendly practice, but throwing them out in plastic bags sometimes defeats the purpose. Even those that market themselves as biodegradable don’t biodegrade if they’re just left in a landfill. Check out these Unni Certified 100% compostable bags that allow you to store your biodegradable rubbish without the guilt. These bags meet the requirements of most municipal and industrial compost facilities.

Heating your home takes up a lot of energy especially during the colder months of the year. What’s worse is that most boilers aren’t energy efficient, especially if they’ve been around for 10-15 years. If you live in an old house or apartment, you should probably have your boiler checked. HomeServe recommends that you shouldn’t wait until your boiler is on the way out before having it checked or replaced. Fortunately, there are a variety of eco-friendly boilers out there that could save you the trouble. Blue and Green Tomorrow discusses how green boilers are designed to avoid energy wastage that older models are prone to. Some of them are even using biomass to run the heating, making them even better for the environment.

The San Francisco startup Coyuchi makes modern luxe organic sheets that are eco-friendly without compromising comfort or design. Their newest line has original artwork done through innovative practices like dipping celery stalks in low-impact dye. Their Tidal Stripe pattern has stripes that look like seashells on the beach that were created by dipping fennel in organic dyes.