5 Eco-Friendly Products to try that cost less than 50 Rupees
1. Eco-Friendly Disposable Cutlery
Eco-Friendly disposable plates/kitchenware are made using palm leaves, areca plant leaves or dry sheaths of Betel nut trees. They are made from fallen leaves/sheaths through eco-friendly process and are completely biodegradable and compostable.
At an average price of about 250 for 20 such plates, their per piece cost is less than 15. Ideal choice for occasions, which require disposable plates. There design, usability & environmental impact are all better than conventional thermocol or paper plates.
2. Bio-degradable Garbage Bags
These are bio degradable disposable garbage bags that are now widely used for garbage packaging purposes. The bio-degradable garbage bags are made from Natural Starch, Vegetable Oil Derivatives And Vegetable Waste.
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When placed in a glass of water at normal temperature, they get dissolved within a day. In natural environment, these bags take less than 180 days to biodegrade naturally once discarded.
3. Reusable Vegetable Bags
These multi-size reusable, washable, multipurpose, eco friendly cotton bags. These fruits and vegetables bags are non-toxic and chemical less made from natural cotton fabric, which keeps fruits and vegetables fresh for longer time in fridge or kitchen.
4. Bamboo Earbuds
These are Wooden Double Head Cotton Ear Buds for cleaning ears and the face, applying or removing make-up, first aid etc. However, instead of the plastic (polyvinyl) stick these have bamboo sticks and so are bio-degradable.
Made from bamboo and cotton, this little buddy is as useful as its plastic counterpart
5. Paper Straws
The Paper Straws are made from 100% biodegradable and food safe paper and soy-based ink. Being single use (use & throw), there is no need to wash, sterilise or clean and can serve as excellent alternative to plastic straws. In terms of cost, paper straws though costing more than plastic straws yet they are far cheaper than steel, copper or bamboo straws.
However, being made from paper they tend to degrade (dissolve) when kept in liquid for long time. Being bio-degradable, single-use and cheap, Paper straws have come across as great way to decorate and enhance parties & events.