Are Green Products Always More Expensive?

There is a preconceived idea that Green products, that are known to be a lot better for the environment, are always more expensive that their mainstream counterparts. Even though it is often true it is definitely not always the case but before giving you an example let’s get started with some explanations about why eco-friendly products tend to be more expensive that non-sustainable ones.

First of all, eco-friendly products are made of eco-friendly materials which are generally more expensive – because of the way they are produced and manufactured – and this cost is reflected in the price of the finished product.

Second of all, eco-friendly companies are using higher quality ingredients and raw materials and also often pay their employees more, which also reflects on the final price.

Now, it doesn’t mean that eco-friendly products are always more expensive! As they become more and more popular, they also become more and more affordable and some eco-friendly materials are already pretty cheap in the first place!

The best example would be products made of Sugarcane. Widely used and very economical, Sugarcane is also called Pulp or Bagasse and comes from the natural residue of the Sugarcane harvest. It is also a 100% compostable and biodegradable material and make a great sustainable material for disposable tableware.

sugarcane-platesSugarcane products are the perfect example when it comes to affordable green products! Whether we are talking about Sugarcane plates, Sugarcane cups or even Sugarcane mini dishes, they all are affordable Eco-friendly alternative to plastic tableware for instance.

And this is only one example showing that green products don’t have to be more expensive than other products that are not eco-friendly!


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