If you’re on the hunt for environmentally-friendly items, check out your local farmers market.
Markets may not be the cheapest options, but it’s good to support local. Not only because it feels good to help someone in your neighbourhood (or whichever area you’re a tourist in), but it also cuts down on transit emissions because products are being made nearby.
I recently went to the Penticton Farmers’ Market while on a trip there – it didn’t disappoint!
Bamboo toothbrushes are a much better option than plastic ones. Virtually all plastic toothbrushes ever made are still on this planet! Besides being gross that’s brutal for the environment. Bamboo, on the other hand, is obviously biodegradable.
Natural soaps that aren’t wrapped in plastic. Awesome. Definitely better for the environment!
The delicious ice pops from Nummerland are made with real local raspberries in Summerland. 95% of their ingredients are locally sourced. They don’t use any additives, chemicals, or stabilizers. 100% natural. 100% delicious.
Silicone Stretch Lids are a good option to help you move away from plastic wrap or plastic lids. Silicone isn’t perfect (it last forever too) but it’s better than plastic because it is more durable, can withstand high temperatures, and doesn’t break down or give off bad chemicals like plastic; so it’s not harmful to humans or sea life.
You can learn more about why silicone is better than plastic here.