March 25, 2020
Brynn AlbrechtStaff Writer
Living in a small space like an apartment or a tiny house is a great step toward living sustainably.
Deciding which products you use at home and how you furnish your space can also help reduce your carbon footprint.
Whether it’s cutting down your food waste or reducing your energy usage, here are a few eco-friendly products that are great for small spaces.
Grow a garden inside your apartment.
Growing plants and veggies inside your apartment can be challenging, especially considering how much sun and space plants need. With the AeroGarden, you can easily grow your favorite veggies — indoors, with all the tools you need for your plants to thrive. Can you taste that sweet red bell pepper?
The AeroGarden Harvest comes with energy-efficient LED lights, giving plants the full spectrum of sunlight they need. It also comes with an automatic timer for the lighting system and a digital screen to show when the plants should be watered.
Turn food scraps into fertilizer.
If you’re looking for a way to utilize your food scraps, instead of tossing them in the garbage, FoodCycler is a great solution. Especially as more of us are cooking at home because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The FoodCycler is like an advanced compost machine. It breaks down food waste into a tenth of its original volume and creates a fertilizer to add to your soil. Traditional composting can be smelly and take weeks to break down into fertilizer. FoodCycler can do it in a few hours. Plus, the carbon filtration system eliminates odors, making it great for apartment living. This is
The FoodCycler is similar in size to a bread machine. It should fit almost anywhere you have about one cubic foot of space with a power outlet.
Charge your phone from the sun.
With this solar charger, you don’t have to worry about charging your phone from the grid. This charger uses energy from sunshine. Simply point the device at the sun and let it soak up the rays.
The BioLite SolarPanel 5+ is great for outdoor activities and weighs less than a pound for easy travel. It comes with a battery pack that stores energy, so power is available even after the sun goes down.
Reduce toilet paper usage with a bidet.
Growing in popularity in the U.S., this bidet is a great way to reduce toilet paper usage in your house – plus it doesn’t require electricity or a warm water hook up. This bidet is designed to fit comfortably under standard toilets.
Check out all of the products in our new Sustainable Living category here.