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The Best Eco Yoga Mats

What to look for when buying eco mats:

In this increasingly technological-based age we live in, it has never been more important than now to consider the environment with every action we take, whether through using green transport to reduce our carbon footprint, or just by buying environmentally friendly everyday items – like eco yoga mats.

Guilt Free Natural Yoga Mats

It makes sense that when you are purchasing a yoga mat you know will eventually need to be replaced as it wears out, that finding one which is as eco friendly as possible has to be a priority. Disposing of an old yoga mat into landfill comes with a certain amount of guilt! But if you select an eco mat that is biodegradable or fully recyclable then some of that guilt can be assuaged.

Guilt Free Natural Yoga Mats

It makes sense that when you are purchasing a yoga mat you know will eventually need to be replaced as it wears out, that finding one which is as eco friendly as possible has to be a priority. Disposing of an old yoga mat into landfill comes with a certain amount of guilt! But if you select an eco mat that is biodegradable or fully recyclable then some of that guilt can be assuaged.

Criteria For Ecological Mats

In general terms, an eco yoga mat is one that should be made from ecologically sound materials, which have been responsibly sourced. It should make as little impact as possible on the environment during its manufacture and at the very least it should be made from a sustainable resource that is also 100% biodegradable or recyclable. And, the good news is that it's not as difficult as you might imagine to find yoga mats that meet some, or indeed all, of these criteria.

List of Natural Mats

To varying degrees, mats that are made from the following list of materials can all be considered to be eco friendly - because they fulfill most of the criteria noted above in that they are all sustainable, 100% biodegradable and recyclable.100% natural tree rubberwoolcottonjutehempseagrassbamboosheepskinfeltflaxOf course, just because the main product material is eco friendly, it doesn't necessarily always follow that the manufacturing processes are ecological.

Some companies are more green than others, most will specify if their materials are organic or if they've not been treated with harsh chemicals during the manufacturing processes. For example, wool is sometimes treated with bleach and other chemicals such as disinfectants, acids and even formaldehydes in order to clean and prepare it for dyeing, when a simple wash in non abrasive soap is all that is really needed. Dye is another product that is not always ecologically sound – some dyes are acid-based and even carcinogenic.