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Reusable Produce & Bulk Bags – Credobags

Produce Bags Product description: These bags are 100% regular cotton or certified organic cotton mesh, washable and very durable. You can reuse these bags at the grocery store or farmers’ market to replace plastic single use bags. Reduce your carbon footprint by choosing an option that is sustainable- reusable and recyclable. Pros: 100% Regular Cotton or Certified Organic Cotton Mesh (Natural),, Washable, mesh design allow cashiers to easily identify contents of bag, convenient drawstring closure. Rating: 5/5 Bulk Bags Product description: These bags are a practical storage solution for bulk purchases such as rice, dried beans, nuts, coffee, pasta and grains. There are smaller size for herbs or loose teas. The larger size for lettuces, potatoes celery etc. and keep them in the refrigerator or dry storage to prolong freshness. Pros: Reusable option when shopping for bulk items, washable, 3 sizes (small-medium-large), convenient drawstring, Hemp/Organic Cotton blend or 100% Organic Cotton Rating: 5/5 Local stores in Calgary to purchase: Apothecary Inglewood

Phillip Adam – Body Wash

Product Description: SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate ) and paraben free, biodegradable formula Unscented, orange vanilla, verbena sage and lavender scent options Cruelty free (no animal testing or animal products used) Bottle made with recycled plastic Made with plant-based ingredients Today, Phillip Adam Inc. is still a family-run company. It’s based in Vancouver and run by Phillip with the help of his wife Judy and daughter Nicola.  Pros: Unscented and scented options, only a small amount is needed, 100% biodegradable which makes it a great option if you are camping/traveling and need to shower outdoors, made in Canada, 1L options available Cons:  medium cost for size of bottle compared to similar products, only available in bulk size via website (I have not found a local Calgary vendor who sells the larger 1L options) Where to buy in Calgary: Co-Op, Suntera, Community Foods, Planet Organic Where to buy online: Phillip Adam website, Amazon (affiliate link) Overall rating: 4.5/5

Mrs Meyers Lavender Laundry Soap

Product description: Concentrated detergent formula Contains plant-derived cleaning ingredients with dirt and stain-fighting enzymes 64 loads of laundry per bottle Biodegradable, HE laundry detergent for use in high efficiency and conventional washing machines Garden-fresh lavender scented laundry soap with an original and clean floral fragrance Pros: Concentrated so only a small amount is needed per load of laundry (~1/4 cup), scent is very pleasant (if you enjoy scents in your laundry process), 100% biodegradable, inexpensive for amount of laundry loads per bottle. Cons: The lid/top is different than most laundry soaps and this new design is easy to spill if you’re not mindful when pouring. Where to buy in Calgary: Sobeys, Canadian Tire, London Drugs, City Market Sage HillBuy online on Amazon (affiliate link) Overall rating: 4.5/5

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