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Products that are good for the environment.

Updated on May 13, 2013

Although there has been some dispute recently about whether global warming is a reality or not, and as the debate continues to run, there has been a visible counter shift in popular opinion, with issues concerning the environment. Many are abandoning there previous beliefs, to adopt the new denier trend that has arisen in the media and among experts.

Yet regardless of the actual figures, data and speculation that has currently presented itself, looking after your environment just makes sense, doesn't it? With or without any of the previous potential impending, apocalyptic effects that were predicted.

Our planet is our home and taking good care the place where we live, along with helping others that share it, is just good common sense. Even if global warming or cooling, is not inevitable, investing in products that help the environment is undoubtedly better for all and preferred to an unsustainable, throw away approach to consuming.

Eco friendly goods.

Eco-friendly goods are products that are developed to save energy or are produced from sustainable resources. They are the products that are free or virtually free of toxins, emit little or no pollution into the atmosphere and do not impact great damage on the environment.

Thank-fully due to the demand for products that are organic, energy saving and made from sustainable materials, there is more choice then ever to invest in products that are good for the environment. However if demand for these products decreases so will there availability, manufacturing and production.

Fortunately you do not have to go out and buy things you don't want or need, to help the environment, just the eco friendly alternative. Here are some of my favourites.

Pressure Cooker.

I love to cook, so this kind of environmentally friendly product is right up my street.

The pressure cooker uses 50 to 75 per cent less energy to cook then a conventional saucepan.

Not only is this good for the environment but it will also save you money on your energy bills.

Bees wax and soy candles

Traditional synthetic candles are made from paraffin wax, this means that when they are lit and burning, they are releasing all kinds of toxins into the environment like acetone, benzine, lead and mercury.

However beeswax and soy candles are toxin free, they also have a 50 per cent longer burning time.

You can also get creative and make your own candles.

Bamboo bathrobe

Bamboo is a fast growing plant and is grown without the need for pesticides.

Bamboo has anti-static, anti-bacterial and even anti-fungal properties.

Bamboo is three times more absorbent then Cotton and feels just as warm, soft and plush as a conventional towel robe.

There are many different designs and styles now being produced as this product becomes ever more popular.

Energy saving kettle.

Kettles take up vast amounts of energy to boil and due to the consistency of which we use them, it's no surprise they our one of the biggest contributors to energy use in the home.

As well as investing in an energy saving kettle, by only filling your kettle with as much water as you are going to use, prevents any water being wasted or unnecessary energy use.

Solor powered or clock work mp3 player

These are brilliant little gadgets, powered either by the sun or your own energy, there is no need for batteries, we all know how detrimental they are to the environment.

Mp3 players also hold music digitally which also means no Cd's, a collection of music that would once fill a whole room, can now be contained in a gadget the size of a matchbox.

wind up phone charger

Think about how many times you have charged your phone up at the mains, it soon adds up to be a substantial drain on the electricity supply, this simple gadget eliminates this by needing only you to wind it up. Genius.

Some also come with added extras like a torch.

Grow your own.

There are so many pro environmental arguments for growing your own food. It cuts down on packaging, transportation, pesticides and food waste. For these reasons alone it is worth at least giving a try, even if your not particularly green fingered.

It is also going to save you money and is actually really rewarding.


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      3 years ago

      That's a nicely made answer to a chlgeanling question

    • HC0303 profile image


      8 years ago

      I enjoyed your hub. Thanks for sharing it.

    • lindsays5624 profile image


      8 years ago

      A really good set of products to use contributing to a sustainable environment. Certainly only puuting the amount of water you need in the kettle is one I think we are all guilty of. The other good contributer is energy saving light bulbs which save electricity, CO2 and landfill.

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      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      wrenfrost, I'm always happy to learn more about products that are good for the environment, the closer to the earth the better. Great hub thanks and peace :)

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      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment Moulik Mistry.

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      Moulik Mistry 

      8 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      I always opt for an eco-world and frankly speaking I am green in thoughts and deeds - thank you so much for sharing this article,,,

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment Paul Gibsons, I agree with all your points.

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      8 years ago from Gibsons, BC, Canada

      nice and useful hub; there are some products in there I have never heard or thought of and worth looking into a bit more. However I woud suggest as far as eco-friendlyness goes, a product is really only eco-friendly if it is made sustainably AND essential. Your beeswax and soy candles are a a good illustration maybe: if you need and use the candles for light instead of something else it replaces a wasteful and non-sustainable product. If you just use them to wallow in the bath romantically, at best it replaces something that is not sustainable, at worst it replaces nothing but adds to whatever is being used by us instead.. Not that I object to that; I use plenty of luxury and non-essential products myself but even though or if they are made sustainably, I could not argue that I am being sustainable.

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      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment C_Pinto, I think so too.

    • C_Pinto profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      Invaluable information. I am convinced getting out this type of info can really make changes in our society.

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment midnightbliss, couldn't agree with you more.

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      Haydee Anderson 

      8 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      nice hub, every small effort that we make to help our environment counts.

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment J.P. Gardie, I am glad you agree with me. :)

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      J.P. Gardie 

      8 years ago from Europe

      I totally agree with you that it is a good idea to buy things that are friendly to the environment. It doesn´t matter if global warming is real or not. Investing in environmentally friendly things, whether it´s cars, houses, light bulbs or anything, it could never be the wrong thing to do.

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment jayjay40.

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      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment fishtiger58, it's always good to hear from you. I don't like the fact we are a throw away society either.

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank -you free online live, I am glad you enjoyed my hub.

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thanks again for commenting Hokey, it's always good to hear from you. :)

    • jayjay40 profile image


      8 years ago from Bristol England

      Brilliant hub, I will have to get a wind up phone charger.

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      8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Great article and what I have noticed is that for some electronics you can't get replacement parts, for example, I need a new cord for one of my electronics, the kind with the big square end that you plug into the wall. They don't make these anymore so once your cord goes even if you piece of electronics still work you are out of luck. The piece of electronics is no longer any good. I forget what you call this cord they used to have a name for it. Transformer or something like that. We are a throw it away society.

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      free online live 

      8 years ago from Wanderer

      Another informative article! I am becoming your fan.

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      8 years ago from In the energy.

      Great hub wrenfrost! Thanks!

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment Lita, it's always good to meet a fellow eco friendly soul. :)

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      Lita C. Malicdem 

      8 years ago from Philippines


      Your eco friendly goods look very comely and worth trying, especially the bamboo products. This is my first time to know about bamboo made into that robe?

      Your bamboo plants must be different from the big, hard, and lanky ones that grow in abundance in my country and they are used for building constructions. Thanks for sharing this.


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