Why Buying American is Good for the Environment

Earth Day is coming up! We hope this April 22 you are spending time outdoors really soaking up nature. We suggest going for a walk, a hike, a run, a bike ride, anything that makes you feel connected to the earth!

Here at AHU, we love products that are eco-friendly. Did you know that buying American made products is, among other great qualities, good for the environment too? If you didn’t, here are two great environmental reasons to buy American made: 

Reduce Carbon Emissions: This is a big environmental advantage to buying American made products. By buying something manufactured directly in America, the product doesn’t have to travel across the ocean, therefore reducing carbon emissions. Shorter distances traveled = less fuel consumption.

Reduce Landfill Growth: When a product is shipped overseas, it has to be shipped IN something. Often it will be shipped in a cardboard box and packaged with plastic bags, layers of Styrofoam, packing peanuts, or other materials. Because these materials are not recyclable, they often end up in landfills. By buying American, the majority of these factors are eliminated.

This Earth Day, if you’re going to invest your hard earned money in a product, consider purchasing something American Made. We have a whole store filled with amazing American made products. They’re great for the environment and great for you!

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