The Home Front: Eco-friendly homewares and accessories

By Rebecca Keilor, Ottawa Citizen, July 27, 2019

Every season, there’s a new hot trend in home decor and accessories, and this summer, it’s a good one.

The keen awareness about the damage we’re doing to our planet through throw-away consumer habits is resulting in a move away from single-use plastics, notes Jason Templeton, merchandising manager for Simons Maison, the homes section of the Quebec-based fashion retail chain.

“The interest in articles that replace throwaway plastics has exploded and the demand is huge,” he says.

He says sales are especially hot for Items like silicone and stainless steel straws, beeswax wraps, and reusable, eco- friendly versions of plastic food storage bags, plastic wrap, plastic coffee cups and plastic water bottles.

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