We’re a friendly bunch here at Ecorigem. In fact, shopping with Ecorigem makes you a friendly citizen of the world tooIt makes you -friendly, like our marketplace. brings you the best eco-friendly products on the planet, helping improve your life while protecting animals, oceans and nature.
To fulfill our mission of becoming entirely eco-friendly zero waste and sustainable platform that teaches others, we’re on an endless search for all types of products that fit our stringent criteria – eco-friendly, biodegradable, sustainable, affordable and scalable.
And not only that, we’re also supporting organizations that are saving our planet, and donating part of our profits to help sustain their amazing work.
Restoring our world is what the new generations want with to become the next drivers of change, hot on the heels of Millennials.
An interesting stat, over 60% of 20 to 30 year olds more likely than any other generation to pay extra for eco-friendly or sustainable products.
What does eco-friendly really mean?
Eco-friendly has become a buzzword in recent years, often branded about too easily. Sometimes it feels over-complicated, murky and just downright confusing.
To us, eco-friendly is simple. It means not harming the environment. Not endangering animals, natural habitat or human environments. A healthier living for all species on this earth big or small.
Characteristics of eco-friendly products
Reusable – A reusable product is something that can be used time and time again. Creating sustainable items requires incredible durability that lasts years if not a lifetime.
Not Single-Use – Disposable products such as plastic cups and drinking straws, have caused the death of sustainability. From food packaging to fashion, the world is waking up to more eco-friendly habits that keep trash out of landfills.
Recyclable – Once a product has been reused as much as must be recyclable. This means making a new product out of the materials. Recycled and materials are incredibly eco-friendly as they create a closed-loop circular product that is never disposed of.
No Animal Abuse – Being friendly to the environment includes animals. Products must not create any suffering to animals or destruction of their habitat.
Biodegradable – Natural are the dream if sourced in an eco-friendly manner. grown natural are heralded for ecology as they are biodegradable. This means at the end of their life they can be returned to nature with no damaging effects. Also plant based plastic are biodegradable is a technology already existing and has been growing fast.
Can plastic be eco-friendly?
It would be a dream if we could magically eradicate the problem of plastic this isn’t going to happen.
As much damage as plastic has done, it wouldn’t be right just to forget about it, after all, it is not going anywhere quickly.
Plastic can still be eco-friendly is certain circumstances. One example of this is recycling plastics into in order to create incredibly durable clothing.
so plastic already in existence that it would be wasteful just to dump it all in landfills. Let’s use what we’ve already got. In fact, in many ways, recycled plastics are the ultimate in sustainability as they can last a lifetime without needing to be replaced.
What we don’t want is fresh plastic in the world, let’s reduce, reuse and recycle what we already have.
How can you tell if a product is eco-friendly?
Well, if you can buy it on Ecorigem then it is 100% eco-friendly.
We do all the hard research so you can buy with confidence. listen to what the customers say. We opened the question ‘what is eco-friendly?’ to the public in order to find the issues that people really care about.
- “Products no harm to animals and the environment during production, use and as waste. “
- “Products that do not harm the environment when they’re being produced, used and disposed” says one person”
- “[Products] made from recycled material that would otherwise end up in a bin and are also long-lasting products” adds another.
If you do have to shop elsewhere, take into account the characteristics above, brush up on the 7 sins of greenwashing, and keep an eye out for reputable certifications like Bcorp, LEED, TRUE, SITES and GBB.
Hop over here to read about the Ecorigem story and to find out more about our mission to be a real 100% eco-friendly marketplace or start enjoying the products in the store.
Got a sustainable eco-friendly product to sell? Then find out more about being a vendor on Ecorigem.