These days, many stores offer their own reusable bags. Eco-shopping is not only trendy but an excellent way to help preserve the environment for future generations. Our list of great green products found on the Danforth contains the perfect swag for your earth-friendly bag.
By Lindsay Newton
Fresh Coffee Network coffee beans are organic and fair trade. Even the bags they come in are biodegradable! You can choose your roast and country of origin. Available in 1/2lb., 1lb. and 2lb. bags at the Carrot Common.
My Organic Baby foods are free of preservatives, artificial flavours and colours, and are made with produce untreated by pesticides or herbicides. They provide parents with a certified organic alternative for their young child’s diet. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
NatureClean hypoallergenic 3X concentrated liquid laundry detergent is made from corn and palm kernel oil (both are biodegradable). It doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment or rough on skin. Available at Grassroots of Riverdale.
Burt’s Bees shampoos come in a variety of scents. All of them are environmentally friendly. These shampoos are made with natural botanicals, essential oils, flowers, herbs, and minerals that are safe, gentle, and effective. Available at the Carrot Common.
Mill Street Brewery produced Ontario’s first certified organic lager in 2002. It’s made from imported organic New Zealand hops grown without pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. Available at the Beerstore, LCBO, and select restaurants.
Invented in Vancouver, Happy Planet organic juices come in a variety of flavours. They also offer soups, smoothies, and yogurt shakes. All products are made exclusively from organic ingredients. Available at the Carrot Common.
What are some of your favourite ‘green’ products? Where can you find them on the Danforth?