Save money, time and so much more with ethical products.
By using a reusable safety razor one can save $250 over five years.
We can reserve a stack of money by converting to ethical products which are long-lasting, improve our health and supports local businesses and fair trade.
Reusable products save money in the long run.
Major supermarkets make it effortless to stick with the cheapest item, but this cycle can end up costing us more than a one-off, marginally more expensive sustainable option.
Most families use one to two rolls of paper towel a week and, while individually not costly, over time this adds up. Reusable, washable cloths are a viable alternative that requires no future purchases.
Most ethical bars utilised for shampoo, conditioner and body wash reduce plastic consumption and one is equivalent to three bottles of liquid products.
Reusable goods can last longer and are of better quality.
Not only does the move to ethical goods save expenditure but they last longer.
Take toothpaste, if one brushes their teeth twice a day, organic toothpowder will last twice as long as one regular tube.
The same goes with sustainable bars, depending on how often one washes their hair, the bars can last four to five months. Plus, they smell equally as wonderful and work as efficiently as any regular brand of shampoo, conditioner, or body soap.
Improve your health.
A lot of cleaning products contain dangerous chemicals such as volatile organic compounds that can be destructive to our health. In addition to damage caused to our natural environment, chemicals also cause illnesses and disease, such as cancer.
Unlike bulk cleaning products, sustainable alternatives are usually 100% natural and don’t contain harmful compounds. Alternatively, they are plant-based, pose minimal threat and work just as adequately.
Buying locally-made items is a great investment and there are several advantages to us.
Most ethical goods are made regionally so by buying them, we’re putting money back into our local economy and boosting its profits. Plus, it highlights to the government the areas the public supports and puts pressure on them to make sustainable changes.
Transport is Australia’s third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. And a major contributed to this is the transport of product goods, most of which are from big chain companies
Unlike these unethical businesses, the other advantage with locally sourced products is that they require fewer travel miles to deliver. They also tend to use much less plastic, which could prevent massive loss of marine life.
Fairtrade and not testing on animals.
In this day and age, equality and ethical rights are of high importance, yet millions of people, particularly children still suffer under unfair labour rights.
However, the remarkable thing about organic items is they use fair trade, meaning producers of the products are paid fair wages and have up-to-standard working conditions. So, by purchasing these items we can be reassured that the making of them is done morally and reasonably.
Each year, more than 100 million animals are killed in the US alone from the testing of products.
This isn’t the case with sustainable brands, which all refrain from using harmful and destructive procedures.
They make you feel great because they cause no harm to the environment.
We like to feel good about what we buy and where it comes from, and with sustainable products, this is reassured. We can avoid feeling guilty about using multiple items, and throwing them away because we know they’re ethical, sustainable, good for us and good for the planet.