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7 Eco-Friendly Products to Buy on Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon is rapidly taking over the retail world, accounting for nearly half of all ecommerce sales in the US.

One of Amazon’s most-marketed features is its Prime service, which, among other things, offers free 2-day shipping.

To further push Prime sales, the company created Prime Day on June 11, a Black Friday-esque event that’s exclusive to Amazon and exclusively online.

If you’re a Prime customer, here are seven ethical things to buy today.


1/ LED Light Bulbs

LED light bulbs are great for the environment and will save you up to 90% on your electricity bill, according to the brand.

Today, they’re 64% off.


2/ Books

It’s easy to forget, but Amazon started off as an online bookseller. Today, the company is the largest online distributor of books in the world.

Here’s a book about the Global Seed Vault in Antarctica.

Read More: There's an Aapocalypse-Proof Underground Vault for the World's Food. You're Not Allowed Inside.


3/ Indoor Plants

Indoor plants purify and perfume the air, they look great, and they’re an easy way to get an introduction to gardening.

Here’s a starter kit for Bonsai trees that’s 38% off.  


4/ Paper Straws

Single-use plastic straws are a menace to the environment. These paper straws are a simple and biodegradable alternative.

Find them here.

Read More: 7 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Plastic Straws to Help Save the Oceans


5/ Theo Chocolate

If you’re in the mood for a treat, order Theo chocolate, the first organic, fair trade certified chocolate maker in North America. They source their beans from the Norandino cooperative in Peru and Esco Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. All their beans are Fair Trade and Fair For Life or Demeter Certified — meaning Theo can be certain their beans are sustainably grown and that their farmers receive above market wages.

This isn’t a Prime Day sale, but you can find Theo chocolate here.

Read More: 6 Guilt-Free Chocolate Bars to Try


6/ Cleaning Supplies

Many cleaning supplies contain harsh chemical ingredients that are hazardous to the environment. Mrs. Meyers soap products are primarily derived from plants.

Here’s the Mrs. Meyers product page.

Read More: The Global Citizen Guide to Beauty & Skincare Products


7/ Reusable Water Bottle

Reusable water bottles are an excellent way to cut down on your plastic consumption, both by avoiding plastic water bottles and plastic straws.

Here’s a simple reusable water bottle.

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