This is a sponsored post by Knixteen.
As climate change becomes more of an imminent threat, it’s more important than ever that we use products that do not harm our planet. Many companies are motivated to create products that offer green benefits for the environment. The following Canadian companies have created ecofriendly products that reduce the amount of waste being diverted to our landfills, reduce the number of plastics that end up in our oceans and prevent harmful water quality having a detrimental effect on our lakes and rivers:
Abeego was invented in 2008 by Canadian entrepreneur Toni Desrosiers. This original beeswax food wrap can be reused in place of plastic to cover leftovers in the fridge. Abeego offers several benefits including the fact that your leftover food breathes, which means it will last longer. Another benefit is Abeego replaces the need for environmentally-unfriendly plastic wrap, which is disposed of and ends up in landfills. A third benefit is beeswax is a much healthier material to cover food than plastic. Abeego wrap lasts for a year or longer and can be handwashed in cold water with biodegradable dish soap.
You may have seen Greenlid pitched on CBC’s Dragon’s Den. Greenlid, a made-in-Canada product, is a composting bin you can use instead of plastic bags for all of your compostable waste. If you’ve used plastic bags for your garbage or green bin, you know they can leak and even break. Made of recycled cardboard, Greenlid bins are leak-resistant and can be disposed of in your home compost or at curbside for garbage pickup. While offering a no-mess solution for your green bin and garbage scraps, Greenlid also helps divert waste from landfills. Greenlid bins can be reused although they will eventually break down to useable soil.
Living in Canada, we know that ice presents enormous hazards for driving and walking in the winter. But using road salt to melt ice is not an ecofriendly option as the salt disrupts the water quality in lakes and rivers and is harmful to aquatic plants and animals. Canadian brand EcoTraction is a volcanic mineral that provides better traction than sand to prevent slipping on ice. So in addition to helping keep our lakes and rivers clean, EcoTraction also releases minerals into the soil, which helps produce healthier plants. EcoTraction is non-toxic and does not stick to the soles of your boots the way that salt or sand does so you’ll have less of it to clean up indoors.
Period panties made by Canadian sustainable brand, Knixteen, are underwear that provides protection against leaks, odor, and moisture. If you’ve ever had to throw out underwear that has been ruined as a result of your period, you’ll definitely want to look into Knixteen period panties. Knixteen underwear, which you wear with pads or tampons, has super absorbency in the gusset, to absorb extra blood and moisture. Plus the LYCRA SPORT® material dries really fast and the panties fit well with no underwear lines. It’s a win-win all around.
Have you used any of these ecofriendly products? Let me know in the comments section.