5 Eco-Friendly Products That Will Actually Save You Money!
by Janice FERGUSON
In today's climate, we all understand the importance of living an eco-friendly lifestyle to protect our environment. But did you know a "green" lifestyle actually has the potential to save you money, too?Many eco-friendly products work out to be more cost-effective over time due to their reusable and sustainable nature. From produce bags to beeswax wraps and coffee pods, keep reading for 5 amazing eco-friendly products that will save you money!
Reusable shopping bags
Reusable shopping bags should be an essential product for every household. Instead of spending between 15c - $2 per shopping bag each time you visit the supermarket, opt for reusable bags as a more sustainable and cost-effective alternative. You can buy reusable shopping bags in a range of sizes to suit your needs - from small mesh bags for fresh fruit and veg, to large cotton bags for breads and bulk goods. Don’t forget to keep a handful in your car or handbag so you're never caught without them!
Reusable sanitary products
Sanitary products like pads and tampons are a monthly (and inconvenient!) expense that add up significantly over time - not to mention their impact on the environment. Did you know the average Australian woman uses approximately 10,000 – 12,000 disposable sanitary products in her lifetime? Sustainable alternatives like menstrual cups, cloth pads and period-proof underwear will quickly pay for themselves and save you money in the long run. You can read our guide to reusable sanitary products here!
Reusable water bottles
Buying plastic bottled water regularly isn't just detrimental to the environment - it's also an expensive habit. Save yourself these extra costs by purchasing a durable and reusable water bottle instead, so you can fill up each day from home. If you only drink filtered water, consider investing in a water filtration unit, or take advantage of filtered water refill stations in your local area.
Reusable coffee cups and pods
If you're struggling to maintain your takeaway coffee habits, why not make the switch to an at-home coffee machine and reusable coffee pods instead? These clever pods are designed to be reused time and time again. Or, purchase an inexpensive eco cup to receive a discount on your coffee order at most good cafes. Implementing these simple products can reduce your contribution to landfill significantly, while also working out cheaper over time.