Greener choices for baby products – because you’re never too young to make a difference

When a new person comes into the world, it’s natural to want to make their environment as pure and nurturing as possible.

Here are a few choices for your baby (or that baby shower) that help care for the big planet as well as the little people.

Lotions and Potions

Keeping baby clean, moisturized and smelling sweet goes a long way to creating happiness. Here are some more sustainable options that can help make the planet a little happier, too.

Attitude Products

This Canadian company produces the Little Leaves baby care line that is hypoallergenic, vegan and comes in packaging that contains recycled plastic. Look for products that are EWG Certified (Environmental Working Group) for the most stringent ingredient standards.

 

Live Clean Baby

The gentle effectiveness of plant-based ingredients without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), or harsh chemicals. Made in Canada.

 

Burt’s Bees Baby

A selection of products made with no phthalates, parabens, petrolatum or SLS, from a company that is CarbonNeutral® certified and supports honeybee health and biodiversity.

 

Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen

More and more authorities are recommending mineral-based sunscreen these days. Baby Bum is free of frangrance, gluten, sulfates and oxybenzone. It’s reef-friendly too.

 

Go Organic at Feeding Time

Besides keeping your baby’s food free of pesticides, organic agriculture has been shown to help regenerate the health of soils and ecosystems.

Love Child Organics

Started in a Canadian kitchen, this brand offers the best of organic ingredients in puree pouches, snacks, and cereals.

 

Baby Gourmet

Baby Gourmet’s tasty organic baby food and toddler food delivers high quality, non-GMO ingredients, free from fillers, added sugar or salt, and artificial preservatives. And it’s Proudly Canadian as well.

 

Alb Gold Organic Kids Pasta

For toddlers and up, this certified organic pasta offers nutritious and fun eating with animal shaped noodles. Plastic-free packaging helps reduce waste.

 

Diapers

Ever wonder what’s in your baby’s diaper before they fill it? Check out these greener alternatives.

Hello Bello Diapers

Plant-derived core liner, sustainably harvested fluff pulp & processed chlorine-free.

 

Seventh Generation Diapers

Made without fragrances, lotions, or chlorine bleaching, and using only FSC® Certified, sustainably sourced wood pulp that’s a bit easier on our planet’s forests. 

Zoocchini Organic Cotton Training Pants

Made from super soft organically grown cotton certified by Global Organic Textile Standard

 

Toys and Things

Here are a few ideas for fun and function that help baby take some first steps with a smaller footprint.

BioBuddi Eco Blocks Set

These educational building blocks are made from the leftovers of sugarcane plants and are recyclable. (But still just as painful to step on)

 

Red Rover Bamboo Fiber Plates and Bowls

Made of lightweight easy-to-handle bamboo, they’re stackable, durable, dishwasher-safe and free of BPA and phthalates

 

Tot2Walk 

Help build motor skills while saving your back! This innovative toddler walking aid is made in Canada from a closed-cell foam free of phthalates, heavy metals, PVC and latex

 

London Drugs Stores No Longer Accepting Recycling


London Drugs in-store recycling services will no longer be accepting customer recycling at our stores until further notice. Our top priority continues to be to focus on our customers and ensure that our staff and customers remain healthy and safe. We look forward to resuming recycling services when circumstances allow. In the meantime, please contact your municipal waste disposal and recycling facilities for their updates on recycling availability developments in your area.

6 Earth-friendly Brands We Love

6 Earth-friendly Brands We Love
It’s not easy being green, but we’re working hard to make it a little easier for you to choose truly green products, by sourcing vendors and products that are going above and beyond to treat the planet — and you — with great care.

These six earth-friendly brands are some of our favourites for the lengths they go to in sustainability.

Nature's PathNatures Path

You may know Nature’s Path for its delicious granolas, but did you know Nature’s Path has been providing organic breakfast and snack foods since 1985? The family-owned company got its start in B.C. with a commitment to organic agriculture. Now North America’s largest organic cereal maker, it has won numerous awards for its achievements in business and sustainability. In 2018 it won London Drugs’ Sustainable Vendor of the Year award.

Attitude CleanersAttitude Cleaners

This made-in-Canada, cruelty-free, vegan, hypoallergenic, and EWG-verified and Ecologo-certified family of products ticks all the boxes when it comes to keeping your loved ones — and the planet — safe from toxins. Its offerings range from skin, hair and sun care to household cleaners and even pet care products. Learn more about its EWG-verified products.

HP computerHP

This maker of PCs and printers is a global leader when it comes to waste reduction. In 2017, the company achieved a waste diversion rate of 90.9% globally. It also achieved its goal to reduce the GHG emissions intensity of first-tier manufacturing and product transportation suppliers by 20% by 2020 — six years early! HP designs its printers and cartridges to be recycled and 48% of its new commercial desktop products contain greater than 10% post-consumer recycled plastic content. Learn more about its sustainable impact.

Philips Philips Light Bulbs

Philips offers great choices for energy-saving lighting products including LED lighting technology, which is an easy way for most people to reduce energy usage. The company is a leading player in the circular economy with lighting that can be reused and remanufactured. It is also working on a zero waste to landfill commitment. Philips has a target of being carbon neutral globally by 2020, with all of its power coming from renewable sources. Learn more about Philips’ sustainability initiatives.

Green Beaver Products Green Beaver Sunscreen

Green Beaver offers sunscreen with non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide mineral protection, an alternative to chemical sun blockers, that is 100% natural, biodegradable, and reef friendly. Its hair care and deodorant products are ECOCERT Certified with natural source and organic ingredients, and proudly made in Canada.

 

Salt Spring Coffee Salt Spring Coffee

Committed to providing fair-trade, organic coffee since 1996, Salt Spring Coffee was Canada’s first Fair Trade Coffee company. It is also a Certified B Corporation, has carbon-neutral production facilities, and uses 100% certified organic beans. Since 2001, it has supported coffee producers and their communities through its Fair to Farmer Program. Learn more about its sustainability initiatives.


We’re proud to carry these products and more. Learn more about our green initiatives at What’s the Green Deal?

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