I try not to buy into our consumer culture by putting off purchases as long as possible. But after hearing Hubby bug me for months about buying a new shower curtain, I was finally ready to shop.
After watching Blue Vinyl, a documentary about the environmental and health hazards of the vinyl industry, I knew that I wanted a PVC free shower curtain. This Green Planet also explains how vinyl curtains are bad for your family.
Instead of trying my luck at the most convenient big box store (Target last time), I decided that I could likely find a more eco-friendly option shopping online .
I quickly found a lot of great options, here are my favorites:
- Weather Shower Curtain – EVA vinyl (our pick!)
- Butterfly Metamorphosis (close runner up…)
- Periodic Table – maybe we’ll get this one when the kids are older!
- Tree silhouette
- Yellow Submarine
- Classic Ducky Curtain
- Blue River Rocks
- Purple Poppies
- Green and white
Our family bathroom is a bright orange sherbet hue, and our last shower curtain was a bright world map. So, I really like the colorful/playful/teachable style. We also agreed that we’ll need a new world map for somewhere else in the house.
I want to reiterate that I did my best to keep our previous curtain clean and presentable for as long as possible. I diligently washed it, but once it started to tear, Hubby insisted on replacing it. I found some great tips on cleaning shower curtains from Create Plenty, a new group in Portland that is teaching these type of eco-life skills. Apparently most households replace their shower curtains every 1-2 year, I feel pretty good that I managed to use our for 3 1/2 years.
So, if you’re still mulling over a new Earth Day commitment, how about washing your old curtain or buying a new “eco” curtain?!
Does your family you have an eco shower curtain?
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