Six Eco-Friendly Brands to Check Out at Downtown Walnut Creek Ace Hardware
Consumers are rapidly recognizing that sustainability is critical and are seeking more ways to be eco-friendly. Over time, more brands dedicated to sustainability have popped up, allowing people to bring eco-friendly products into various aspects of their lives. To help out, Downtown Walnut Creek Ace Hardware carries many eco-friendly products from these innovative brands. These are just six of the many eco-friendly brands we sell to get you started on your sustainability journey.
Benjamin Moore takes their job seriously, the proof being the eight research and development laboratories with more than 100 chemists, chemical engineers, technicians, and support staff. They strive to be the best, not just with the quality of their formulations but also in eco-friendly practices. Many of their paints have zero or low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Furthermore, numerous products have eco-friendly related certifications, such as the Green Seal, which verifies that a product meets their sustainability standards. Benjamin Moore extends this consciousness beyond just their products. Every aspect of the business is approached with the environment in mind, including energy management, sustainable transportation, waste management, and more.
Switching to LED light bulbs is an easy way to be more eco-friendly and save money. For starters, LED bulbs use less than 80% of energy compared to incandescent bulbs. The difference in energy also means LEDs have a considerably smaller Carbon footprint than incandescent lights. Furthermore, they are recyclable, as they do not contain mercury and are made with non-toxic materials. As for saving money, energy costs will decrease because LEDs use less energy than incandescent bulbs.
Full Circle creates home care products that are sustainable and functional. They aim to educate consumers on the importance of leaving the earth better than they found it. Their products contain natural ingredients like bamboo, glass, organic cotton, and recyclable plastic. In fact, Full Circle is a plastic neutral company through their partnership with Plastic Bank. This means that for every ounce of plastic Full Circle uses, Plastic Bank will collect an ounce of plastic from the environment.
If You Care is a company all about environmentally friendly kitchen and household products. It began with unbleached coffee filters, an environmentally friendly alternative to chlorine-bleached filters that release harmful byproducts during production. They were actually the first brand in North America to sell brown chlorine-free paper products. Since then, they have continued to grow their product lines and advance in sustainability efforts. All product packaging is recyclable, meaning nothing should be left after the product is used.
Little Kamper was created for people who love the outdoors and wish to protect the environment. Recycling single-use one pound propane tanks wasn’t easy in the past. It could be costly, time-consuming, and hazardous. As a result, many of these tanks would end up in landfills. Little Kamper’s one pound exchangeable propane tank was the solution. This durable, sustainable product has helped reduce single-use one pound propane tank waste.
Safer Brand protects your home, garden, and lawn from pests with high-quality ingredients and effective results. This brand is truly safe as it has the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval. Safer Brand’s formulations consist of carefully selected common ingredients and are without dyes, synthetic fragrances, or harsh chemicals. They are working toward 100% biodegradable, compostable, recyclable, and reusable packaging by 2025. This company even partnered with How2Recycle to have recycling instructions on the back of their packaging.
All brands mentioned are available for purchase at Downtown Walnut Creek Ace Hardware.