How to Shop for Eco-Friendly Products for Your Home

How to Shop for Eco-Friendly Products for Your Home

Many of us would like to help the environment. It can be as easy as shopping for eco-friendly products. But which characteristics tell us if the products we are shopping for are sustainable? 

This article will review elements of consideration while shopping for sustainable home products so you can do your part to help Mother Earth.  

What are the Characteristics of Eco-Friendly Products? 

Non-Toxic Materials 

Many household products are made with toxic materials. The toxins pollute the atmosphere after they are disposed of. They can also cause skin irritations, respiratory issues, and other health conditions.  

Users can find toxic materials can be found in household products. Fragrances, chlorine, and phthalates are just a few worth mentioning. Get familiar with these materials and check labels before you buy to ensure you’re not taking them home with you.  

Source Materials 

You must also consider the materials the product is made from. How are those materials impacting the environment? Are they depleting natural resources? If so, it may be best to avoid using them.  


Durable products are sustainable products. The more durable a product is, the less of it you will use and the longer it will last. It reduces the need to manufacture more of the product which can result in additional reliance on resources and produce air pollutants.  


A biodegradable product will break down naturally after it is disposed of. Its materials will be consumed by the soil and other natural elements. It will not kickstart a process that can add pollution to the atmosphere.  

Sustainable Company 

You will benefit the environment if you purchase products from a company that makes sustainability a priority. A sustainable company will use eco-friendly methods in their manufacturing and operations. They will also use environmental packaging.  

Some sustainable companies are also community-focused. They will donate a portion of their proceeds to a worthy cause. Some causes my fight climate change and support other environmental measures.  

Water Conservation 

Focus on purchasing products that conserve water. For example, several appliances minimize water use like washer, dryers, and dishwashers. You may also choose products that do not waste water in their manufacturing methods.  

Check for Certifications 

Certifications will let you know if the products you are purchasing are sustainable. For example, Energy Star products are known for using minimal energy. Products that are FSC-certified for forestry are “environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable.” 

Why Bamboo Toilet Paper is the Perfect Eco-Friendly Product 

When it comes to eco-friendly products, bamboo toilet paper checks off all the boxes. It is biodegradable and free of toxic materials. Bamboo is a strong and highly regenerative crop that does not require many natural resources.  

RB Life Brands makes the bamboo toilet paper experience even more eco-friendly. We are an FSC-certified company that gives back to environmental causes. Our toilet paper is thick and durable, so you use less. Best of all, our products are insanely affordable, and, with our subscription service, you can have them delivered straight to your door.  

We make sustainability easy. Contact us to learn more about what we have to offer.  


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