Celebrating Earth Day: 5 products helping to protect the earth

It’s Earth Day! With everything else that’s going on at the minute we thought it would be a good time to escape into the world of sustainable, eco-friendly products – the products and brands who are helping the earth by reducing the amount of waste we produce.

Did you know most of us could use 300 plastic toothbrushes during our lifetime? Not any more thanks to two bright entrepreneurs. Introducing bambooth the biodegradable toothbrush that’s panda friendly. bambooth is a sustainable alternative to a manual plastic toothbrush. It's designed by Niamh Mc Gill and Joe Finnegan. “We believe we can choose earth-friendly sustainable alternatives without having to sacrifice on performance and style,” says Niamh.

90% of toys on this planet are made of plastic – Jiminy.ie, Ireland’s first eco-toys company, wants to buck this trend with their online shop! Jiminy.ie sell everything from kids' art supplies, crafts to plastic free toys. Plus Jiminy toys are made in Europe to minimise their transport miles or ‘toy-miles’ carbon footprint.

Johnny Magory has just released eco-friendly puzzles to help children learn about Irish wildlife and Irish language. Each puzzle comes with a free signed copy of Johnny Magory and the Forest Fleadh Cheoil. The puzzles are plastic-free, recyclable and biodegradable.

Donegal based All Things Fiona-Lily is a clothing brand with a difference – sourcing end of line stock to create a positive and colourful line – saving all garments from landfill.

All Things Fiona-Lily Founder, Fiona McIntyre, says: “I wanted to bring something positive to the fashion world by sourcing end of line clothing that would otherwise end up in landfill and plaster them in bright bold colours, to make people smile. All our screening is done locally supporting other small local businesses as much as possible.”

reuzi is a minimal waste shop. You can buy from the shop online and they also have a shop in Foxrock, Dublin. They sell everything you need to live a more sustainable lifestyle – ditch cling film and invest in beeswax wraps, swap plastic bottles for a reusable bottle and stock up on toiletries minus the plastic packaging. Shop their full range here.