We blinked and it’s April! Another blink and before we know it, Earth Day will be here! Every year, on the 22nd of April, the world celebrates Earth Day. A day set aside for diversifying, educating and activating the environmental movement worldwide.
Although every day is Earth Day for us here at Norwex, we are dedicated to joining the thousands of organisations to call on the world to come together and take action. We’re hoping you will join us.
So, what can you do to make a difference for Earth Day? Well, luckily, you’ve stumbled upon a global company built by real people determined to make a real impact. After all, our Mission is to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in the home, and we believe that, with your help, we can continue to create Safe Havens all over the world.
Live sustainably with us! Here are some money-saving, time-saving and environmentally friendly ways to reduce your impact on our earth.
Eco Utensils and Silicone Straw Set
Did you know that plastic knives, forks and spoons are not accepted in most local recycling programs? Not to mention Australians alone use about 10 million single-use plastic straws per day. Yes, we said per day. Think of all the picnics, kids birthday parties, take away meals and on-the-go snacks that end up contributing to our growing plastic problem.
Happy events and enjoyable meals should not end in destruction. It’s time to ditch the plastic! Our new Limited Edition Eco Utensils and Silicone Straw Set is eco-friendly, reusable and easily washable. Our compostable Eco Utensils are also designed to compost within six months of disposal! The Silicone Straws are reusable, durable and flexible and free from BPA, phthalates and PVC (polyvinyl chloride). It’s the perfect set for ensuring happy events and enjoyable meals are just that, without hurting our earth.
We all know how handy paper towels are to have around the house. They’re easily accessible, easily utilised and easily disposed of, but at what cost? Collectively, paper towels contribute to deforestation, global warming and an ever-increasing waste problem. Plus, in the oxygen-starved conditions of a landfill, paper towels break down and generate methane, a greenhouse gas that is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide. To us, the bang is not worth the buck, especially when it is at the cost of the environment.
Norwex Counter Cloths are designed to replace the need for wasteful paper towels. These super-absorbent microfibre cloths can tackle any mess a paper towel can and then some. Made from 50% recycled materials, these reusable, waste-reducing must-haves can hold up to 7 times their weight in water and ensure cleaning convenience without the consequences.
Silicone Collapsible Food Storage Containers and Silicone Lids
Historically, plastic is made from toxic materials and it is a known fact that these can leach into whatever they come into contact with, like your family’s food and the environment. Plastic wraps containing PVC and PVDC (Polyvinylidene chloride) can also release a toxic chemical called dioxin into the atmosphere when they end up in landfill. These products may be convenient, but they are deadly.
Make the switch to Norwex Collapsible Silicone Food Storage Containers and Silicone Lids to keep your leftovers fresh and free of harmful toxins. Silicone does not react with foods, liquids and most chemicals and does not off-gas hazardous fumes over its life or while in use. Knowing that every piece of plastic wrap ever used since its invention is still in existence, mostly in our landfills, it’s time to make more conscious decisions about the products we buy.
Ultra Power PlusTM Laundry Detergent
Regular laundry detergents are bad for the environment and don’t completely biodegrade, contaminating our waterways and harming aquatic life. Plus, the major fillers used in powder detergents are insoluble materials that cause accumulation and build up in washing machines, pumps, pipes, drain lines and septic tanks.
Norwex Ultra Power PlusTM Laundry Detergent is free of fillers and other harmful chemicals commonly found in generic detergents. With biodegradable surfactants, this product is safe for all machine and water types and is also suitable for septic tanks. It gets your clothes their cleanest with just a fraction of the amount of most typical store brands, saving you money as well.
Let us know your best tips for living life sustainably!