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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Air Purifiers

by EcoFan Filters on January 18, 2023

Many families are awakening to the fact that they need an Air Purifier in their home. As they do more research, they choose to look for a solution that is eco-friendly.

There are a few eco-friendly air purifiers on the market today and we're going to be doing an overview on them.

1. Hathaspace Smart True Hepa Air Purifier

Pros: It's sleek design covers up to 700 square feet of space and eliminates 99.97% of airborne pollutants. The auto mode detects pollutants in your air, adjusting the fan speed in real-time.

Cons: Made in China. Uses Plastic in it's production. Expensive.

2. Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bags

Pros: These neat bamboo charcoal bags are 100% organic and chemical-free. They filter the air with it's natural Moso bamboo material and inner charcoal.

Cons: No air movement make these passive air filters. Charcoal primarily removes odors from the air and not much else.

3. California Home Goods Natural Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bag

Pros: These bamboo charcoal bags are eco-friendly and work in a similar fashion as the previous product mentioned. Except they hang. Activated bamboo charcoal helps to remove odors from your home and these do not need electricity.

Cons: No air movement make these passive air filters. Charcoal primarily removes odors from the air and not much else.

4. Spider Plant Hanging Basket

 Pros: We love plants. They're mother nature's natural and organic air purifier. They do not need electricity, only a bit of sunshine! This plant absorbs carbon dioxide and other harmful chemicals while providing oxygen into your home.

Cons: Cannot remove certain chemicals in the air. No air movement can limit their usefulness.

5. EcoFan Filter - An Eco-Friendly Air Purifier

Eco friendly Air Purifier by EcoFan Filters. Air Purifer for dust, pets, asthma, allergies, pollen. Activated Carbon Filter

Pros: Our Eco-Friendly Air Purifier uses no plastic in it's production. It's handmade in the USA. Our activated charcoal and Merv-13 filter removes particles at 0.3 microns. We use recycled paper in the outer shell which is also biodegradable. 80% less expensive than traditional air purifiers.

Cons: Needs passive electricity from a ceiling fan.

A lot of families opt for traditional Air Purifiers like the first one we mentioned because they have fancy packaging or nice marketing materials. Many of them work. But at what cost?

Traditional air purifiers made of plastic can be bad for the environment in a few different ways. One is that plastic itself is a non-renewable resource, and producing it creates greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Additionally, if the air purifier is not properly recycled or disposed of at the end of its life, the plastic can end up in landfills or the natural environment, where it can take hundreds of years to degrade and cause harm to wildlife and ecosystems.

Moreover, some plastic air purifiers contain harmful chemicals such as VOCs, which can release into the air over time. As plastic is not biodegradable it will stay in environment for a long time.

Another thing to consider is that the filter used inside an air purifier often needs to be replaced, which can generate a lot of waste over time. These filter can be a serious environmental burden.

Another issue with traditional plastic air purifiers is that they can consume a lot of energy to operate, which contributes to carbon emissions and climate change. This is especially true for air purifiers that use HEPA filters, which require powerful motors to push air through the filter. This can also increase the cost of operating the air purifier over time.

Additionally, many plastic air purifiers are produced in countries with less strict environmental regulations. This can lead to issues such as pollution and waste resulting from the manufacturing process, which can have a negative impact on local communities and ecosystems.

Furthermore, some studies have shown that traditional air purifiers using HEPA filter can actually produce ozone which can be harmful for human health.

As a result, it is becoming increasingly important to consider the environmental impact of air purifiers and to seek out more sustainable options such as those made from natural materials or designed to have a smaller ecological footprint.