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Vegan Leather Tote – Mat and Nat

Product description: Product bags using their signature vegan leather Use eco-friendly materials like recycled nylon, cork and rubber The bags are then produced in small factories they’ve had long-standing relationships with. Factories qualify for the SA8000 standard certification. Linings are made of 100% recycled bottles. Approximately 21 plastic bottles are recycled for every bag produced More about the vegan leather used: Various vegan leathers are used in production, the scientific terms are PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride). PU is less harmful for the environment than PVC and its use is definitely preferred, whenever possible. In addition to being vegan, sustainable materials are constantly sourced in design; these include recycled nylons, cork and rubber. Pros: Production uses vegan leathers and recycled materials, durable and long lasting, can use the product as a tote, laptop bag or travel bag, stands up on it’s own without tipping over even with contents inside. Cons: The end product is a bit stiff, if you are used to leather you might want to go to a store and handle the bag first before …

Ecover Zero Dish Soap

Product Description: Non-toxic, biodegradable formula 100% Natural fragrance Never tested on animals Bottle made with recycled plastic & Plantplastic® Made with renewable, plant-based ingredients Non toxic Pros: Unscented and scented options, only a small amount is needed and it goes a long ways, very good suds and long lasting. Cons:  low to medium cost for size of bottle Where to buy in Calgary: Canadian Tire, London Drugs, Walmart Where to buy online: Amazon (affiliate link) Overall rating: 4.5/5

Meyers Lemon Verbena Liquid Dish Soap

Product Description: Aromatherapeutic household product Biodegradable  (made without parabens, chlorine, formaldehyde, artificial colors, phthalates, MEA, DEA, glycol solvents) Lemon Verbena Scent Cuts grease Cruelty-free Pros: Scent is enjoyable and not strong, only a small amount is needed and it goes a long ways, very good suds and long lasting. Cons:  medium to high cost for size of bottle however it is very concentrated so it does stretch further than expected. Where to buy in Calgary: Sobeys, Canadian Tire, London Drugs, City Market Sage Hill Buy online: Amazon Overall rating: 4.0/5

Kirkland Dish soap

Kirkland dish soap is available for purchase directly at Costco or on Amazon (affiliate link) Product claims: Eco Friendly Liquid Dish Soap Citrus Scent Tough on grease, yet gentle on your hands and the environment. Biodegradable cleaning agent. Plant based formula. Made from bio-renewable resources. Contains no phosphates or dyes. Mild on skin. Natural fragrance. Safe for septic systems. Pros:   The cost is reasonable for the volume, scent is very subtle, it is biodegradable and cruelty free. Cons: Low suds value, took quite a lot of soap to make enough suds to wash dishes, suds dissipated quickly and was not long lasting, needed to add more soap half way through dinner dishes. Overall rating: 3.5/5