Erin is terra20's Marketing Coordinator. When she's not navigating the healthy living retail landscape she enjoys spending time in nature with her two dachshunds, archery, cultivating her vegetable garden and creative writing.
Jan 18, 2022
4 Reasons to Start Using the ecobar in 2022
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Written by Erin Forget
It’s the start of another new year, which means it’s time to start thinking about resolutions—ones that are sustainable, mind you. And yes, we mean that literally: If living more sustainably isn’t already on your list, it isn’t too late. Canada has a major waste problem. We produce the most garbage per capita than any other country on Earth, and only recycle 9% of all plastic waste.
Last year, the federal government moved to appoint plastic as “Toxic” under the Canadian Environment Protection Act, but it’s not enough. Canadians use 1.4% of all plastics produced globally, even though Canadians only make up 0.5% of the global population.
It’s time to make a change.
Luckily, small actions can have lasting positive impacts. We put the health of our planet first simply by prioritizing sustainable alternatives and waste management.
Wondering about the inconvenience? Enter: the ecobar
4 Reasons to Switch to the ecobar
Making the switch to using safe and sustainable products while reducing plastic consumption has never been easier. Exclusive to terra20, the ecobar is Canada’s largest refill station for everyday essentials like household cleaners and self-care products.
Read on to learn how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle like you never thought possible.
Free of harmful chemicals
When you shop any of the products available through the ecobar, you can rest assured that none of the 18 ingredients on our Baseline Banned list are present. We’ve also eliminated 13 additional ingredients that could pose a problem to your health.
And, chances are, if it’s harmful to you, it’s harmful to the planet. For example, we’ve added parabens—which are commonly found in beauty products all over the world—to our Baseline Banned list due to evidence showing they disrupt hormone function and can cause breast cancer and reproductive toxicity. They’ve proven to be destructive to the planet, too. Lab tests have shown that parabens kill coral—really bad news, considering they've been found in surface water and marine life.
That’s just one of the reasons to consider switching out your beauty products for safer, more environmentally friendly options, like our Lavender Mint Body Lotion, available through the ecobar.
Your peace of mind doesn’t end there. The ecobar carries a range of products for you and your home from terra20 and partners like Carina Organics, Green Beaver, ecologik, and Nellie’s.
Having the perfect skin is all about finding balance. Thankfully, we have the ecobarBODY Lavender Mint Body Lotion. The plant-based formula makes it perfect for all skin types.
Reuse bottles to reduce plastic waste
Once you’ve made your first ecobar purchase, simply clean the bottle and bring it back to have it refilled! It’s a no mess, no stress solution to Canada’s waste problem. You'll really notice the difference, especially when it comes to products we use daily. With the ecobar, you can stock back up on whatever you need without filling up your recycling bin with empty bottles.
We’re making washing the dishes a little more bearable with our lightly scented pomegranate dishwashing liquid. Great for dishes, glassware and silverware, pots and pans, and gentle enough for use as a general cleaner on surfaces that are not harmed by water alone.
Supporting local businesses
Did you know that shopping locally is an effective way to reduce your environmental footprint? All the products available at the ecobar were made in Canada, meaning your purchase positively impacts the local economy and protects land from overdevelopment, especially by big-box producers.
A daily shampoo that’s gentle on you and the planet? Yes, please! Formulated using certified organic plant, vegetable, flower, and tree extracts, your shampoo has never smelled so sweet.
With prices skyrocketing across Canada for all sorts of goods and services, it’s worth it to save every dollar you can. The ecobar is Canada’s lowest-cost provider of eco-friendly cleaning supplies; the more you use it, the more you save.