The buzz around Amazon’s popular Prime Day has started for 2021, with this year’s event happening June 21-22. With the two-day event for Amazon Prime members just around the corner, you’re bound to start seeing predictions and sneak peeks of this year’s deals. At Inhabitat, we are hoping to see a greater emphasis on sustainability, from energy-saving home appliances to handmade goods to vegan personal care and beauty products. With this in mind, here are some of the top eco-friendly items we expect to see starring on Amazon’s Prime Day 2021.
Handmade and local goods
Did you know Amazon offers a platform for artisans to sell their handmade goods? For consumers, that means you can shop sustainably made items, and you can even narrow your product search by location to shop locally. As part of Amazon Prime Day 2020, handmade goods were marked down 20%, so keep an eye out for similar discounts this year. You can shop small and local this Prime Day, and you might even score some deals along the way.
Energy Star appliances
Working on a home renovation project? One of the top ways to lessen your impact on the environment at home is by minimizing energy demand. Choosing Energy Star appliances can help. We predict to see some steep discounts on appliances of all sizes. If you’re in the market for these products, be sure to look for the Energy Star label.
Smart home technology
Similar to opting for energy-efficient appliances, using smart home gadgets can also help conserve energy and reduce your utility bills. Technology like smart outlets, lightbulbs and thermostats have been huge hits for Prime Day in recent years, so we expect to see more of the same in 2021.
Eco-friendly mattresses and bedding
Mattresses, and bedding for that matter, are long-term investments. But many mattresses are made with harmful chemicals, so you want to be sure to find one that is safe to use for years to come. For Prime Day 2021, we hope to see deals on organic and non-toxic mattresses, comforters, sheet sets, pillows and more so we can all rest assured that our purchases are better for our health and the planet.
While we do love the feel of paper books, it’s hard to think about all the trees needed to make them. If you find yourself buying a lot of new books on the regular, you might consider switching to a Kindle, which can hold all the books your heart desires with none of the paper waste. In 2020, the Kindle Paperwhite was on sale for $50 off, so we hope to see a similar discount this year.
Vegan, cruelty-free personal care products
While many people will swarm to the tech and appliance deals, eco-friendly shoppers will also likely find savings while shopping for some of their favorite skincare, haircare, makeup and other personal care products with natural, organic and vegan ingredients. Last year, many personal care products had discounts of 15% to 42% off, so this year’s event might be a good time to stock up on sustainable essentials.
For apartment-dwellers and those not blessed with a green thumb, hydroponic gardens make growing your own fresh food easier than ever. Some popular gardens have been marked down 40% in previous years, so we have our fingers crossed for great deals in 2021, too.
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