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Need It, Want It, Gotta Have It: Eco- and Wallet-Friendly

Eco-friendly products to help you save money and the environment!


Reusable bamboo wipes with warmer.

• PRICE: $49.99 for warmer
• PRICE: $19.99 for 8-pack of bamboo cloths
• WHERE TO BUY: Specialty stores across Canada and some Babies ‘R’ Us


Fix it, don’t throw it away! Developed by film professionals and used by special effects crews. Insta-Fix bonds any type of material.

• PRICE: $29.99 + S&H
• WHERE TO BUY: theshoppingchannel.com


Kid-proof and safe, Thermos introduces re-usable, durable water bottles that are 100% BPA (Bisphenol A) free. Coordinates with Princess FUNtainer Food Jar. (Bottle & Food Jar sold separately)

• PRICE: $24.99 to $29.99
• WHERE TO BUY: Available at retailers across Canada


GreenWorks products provide powerful cleaning naturally. They are made from plant- and mineral-based materials, they are biodegradable and are not tested on animals. Cleaning products you’ll feel good about using.

• PRICE: $2.99
• WHERE TO BUY: Available at retailers across Canada

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Sprig Toys
Made from recycled products, battery- and toxin-free. Your kids will have fun for hours and the planet will thank you.

• PRICE: $12.99 to $15.99
• WHERE TO BUY: sprigtoys.com


Canada’s first and only premium quality 100 percent recycled facial tissue.

• PRICE: Singles $1.25 to $1.69 and six-packs are $6.99 to $8.29
• WHERE TO BUY: Available at retailers across Canada

Wrapping up lunch never looked so stylish and green. Many designs available, this washable sandwich wrap keeps lunches and lunch mess all together.

• PRICE: $6.95+
• WHERE TO BUY: envirobottles.ca

ReCover’s Rubber iPod Cases
Cases that offer a green alternative for iPod listeners who love the sound of sustainability. Revive series, made from recycled rubber and the Alpine series made from bonded leather (leather scraps that would otherwise be thrown into a
landfill where it doesn’t biodegrade).

• PRICE: $40
• WHERE TO BUY: Future Shop

Verthos Professional Hairstyling Iron

The life cycle of the average straightening iron produces 8.29 kg of greenhouse gas emissions. Be eco-chic with this carbon-neutral flat iron.

• PRICE: $149.95
• WHERE TO BUY: Select Canadian salons and by visiting verthos.com

Soap Works
Soap Works products have never contained phosphates or lauryl sulphates or have ever been tested on animals. The Soap Works have always kept packaging to a minimum in order to create the smallest environmental footprint possible.

• PRICE: $1.79 to $2.19
• WHERE TO BUY: Available at health and bulk food stores across Canada and at puresoapworks.com

Grow Free T-shirts
Fashion for your pup made from organic cotton to reduce your dog’s carbon pawprint.

• PRICE: $15
• WHERE TO BUY: growfreeusa.com

Lainnir Cleaners

Responsible household cleaning that works! By using these natural products we can reduce the quantity of manmade chemicals in our environment.

• PRICE: $7.99 to $8.99
• WHERE TO BUY: Bed, Bath and Beyond and coming soon to Home Hardware

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Bye Bye Standby
Even though you turn off your electronics, their ‘standby’ mode sucks electricity from you constantly. Bye Bye Standby adds a remote control to your power strip. You can easily turn off your power strips with this product and save money and energy. It should easily pay for itself many times over.

• PRICE: $19.99
• WHERE TO BUY: grassrootsstore.com

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