Top 10 Environmentally Friendly Goods Of 2013

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One hot trend that doesn’t seem like it will be going anywhere anytime soon is what is referred to as the “green movement.” Environmentally conscious consumers across the country are looking to swap commonly used products in the home for items that are more ethical and a little bit gentler on Mother Earth. Everything from food and clothing to electronics and household goods have been getting green makeovers, whether by changing the way they are manufactured to decrease harm to the environment or by changing the ingredients used in order to make safer products for everyone. The following are the top ten eco-friendly products that are on the market right now.

Reusable Water Bottles

As more information about the effects of BPA on the body emerges, many people are reaching for BPA-free plastic, metal, such as the Earthlust Stainless Steel Bottle, or even glass water bottles. Not only do these water bottles protect against the leaching of harmful chemicals, but because they are reusable, they help reduce the number of disposable water bottles that end up in landfills.

Energy Saving Light Bulbs

These light bulbs have changed the way people are seeing things - literally. Providing up to 15,000 hours of bright light, an energy efficient bulb – like a 9 watt ultra compact candle – can last eight to fifteen times longer than a conventional light bulb.

Table-top Composting Containers

Many consumers don’t have a lot of garden space but still want to be able to compost their kitchen scraps. Small composting bins, including the Blackwall Compost Converter Kit 220 Litre Green, that are both functional and attractive have become big sellers as they let pretty much anyone make their own compost without having to worry about space.

Reusable Shopping Bags

Shoppers everywhere have been switching out plastic grocery bags for reusable bags like the Upcycled Woven Reusable Shopping Bag. Many of these bags hold even more items than a plastic bag would, making them more efficient and helping to save the environment at the same time.

Organic Hair Care

Traditional shampoos and conditioners are often full of harsh chemicals that can damage hair, so many consumers are looking to organic hair products to revive their locks, while also reducing the amount of harmful chemicals that end up down the drain and into the water supply. There are even organic products specially designed for children such as the Green People Children's Shampoo.

Biodegradable Nappies

Babies go through plenty of nappies in their first few years of life and parents everywhere are seeing how much waste is going right into the bin. Beaming Baby Biodegradable Nappies have become increasingly popular as the population becomes more aware of the damage conventional disposable nappies can do to the environment.

Organic Clothing

It’s hard to believe that the clothing you wear every day can be harmful to you and the environment, but many traditional fabrics are completely manufactured and are not biodegradable. Organic clothing products are typically made from naturally occurring materials, such as hemp or cotton. For instance, the Silverstick Men's Free Organic Cotton T-shirt is both stylish and eco-friendly.

Low-Flow Shower Heads

A typical shower head uses about six to seven gallons of water a minute. Low-flow shower heads like the Pulse Eco Shower Head can decrease water usage to about 1.5 to 3 gallons of water a minute without reducing water pressure. Some low-flow heads even have shut-off valves to stop the flow of water while shaving, soaping up, or washing hair.

Organic Cleaning Products

With plenty of concern for the safety of their children, many parents are turning to organic cleaning products to avoid introducing more chemicals into their homes. Many of these products are phosphate-free, such as Ecozone's All-purpose Biodegradable Cleaning Paste, and can be used to clean almost anything.

Organic Baby Food Pouches

Gone are the days when you had to fight a spoon into your baby’s mouth. Ella's Kitchen Baby Brekkie's handy little pouches are all the rage because of their ease and because of the organic, natural ingredients that provide healthy nutrition for growing bodies.

Finding eco-friendly replacements for your common household goods is easy right now and these top ten products give just a snapshot of what is available on the market today.