Amazon Prime Day 2022: The Best Eco-Friendly Deals

The sale is over, but there are still deals to be found on sustainable products.

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Chloe Jeong

Deals After Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day 2022 is over, so we've stopped updating this article. However, if you're still looking for deals on eco-friendly products, check out our running list of sustainable sales.

Amazon Prime Day presents an opportunity to find big discounts on green products, whether you're looking to swap more into your life, or are just looking to save some money on essentials you buy anyway. Prime Day deals can also make sustainable products more accessible to those who want to invest in clean tech or low-waste swaps that typically cost more upfront but can ultimately save money in the long run.

We'd be remiss not to mention that Amazon doesn’t have the best environmental track record. These huge shopping days mean copious amounts of orders, which can lead to more trucks on roads, more traffic congestion, more carbon emissions, and more wasteful packaging with endless numbers of boxes, packing peanuts, and plastic air bubbles. We understand that some Treehugger readers prefer to avoid Amazon entirely. If you do choose to shop the sale, select a slower shipping option (no-rush), or consider using online shopping as a way to cut down on your own driving. Be sure to reuse and recycle packaging materials whenever possible.

You do have to be a Prime Day member to participate in the two days of sales, but you can sign up for a free 30-day membership—just be sure to cancel before those days are up. If you want to shop a bit more locally, Amazon now has Amazon Handmade, and you can shop by region to help support small businesses.

If you don't want to sign up for another membership, check out the matching deals at Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Wayfair, Our Place, Brooklinen, and more.

Below are some of the best Prime Day deals on sustainable products.

QiSa Solar Portable Solar Power Bank

Solar Power Bank 32800mAh

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $60, Now $30

This large-capacity power bank with a solar panel charges up to four devices at once, and is also equipped with a strong LED flashlight. It’s great for on-the-go charging, and the handy flashlight proves useful in emergencies. Take it camping, hiking, road tripping, or leave it in your car for roadside emergencies.

XXL Large Outdoor Compost Bin

XXL Large Compost Bin Outdoor

Normally $128, now $100

This design of compost bin is great for folks who have a lot of yard waste and food scraps to compost. Basically, you add your organic material to the top, and by the time it reaches the bottom, it's ready to be raked out as nearly-finished soil.

High Sierra's All Metal Low Flow Showerhead

 High Sierra's All Metal 1.5 GPM High Efficiency Low Flow Showerhead

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $50, Now $40

This 1.5 gallons per minute shower head comes in four distinct finishes: oil-rubbed bronze, nickel, chrome, or polished brass. It's built to last and has a strong spray.

SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Maker

SodaStream 1011811010 Fizzi One Touch

Amazon

Normally $130, Now $92

If you can't live without seltzer, then investing in an at-home soda maker will reduce your use of single use packaging dramatically. This SodaStream One Touch is already Treehugger's pick for the "Best Budget" soda maker, and now it's discounted even further on Amazon and at other retailers.

Greenworks 12 Amp 20 in. Corded Electric Mower

Greenworks 12 Amp 20 in. Corded Electric Mower

Amazon

Normally $200, Now $149

Compared to a mower that uses gasoline, an electric lawn mower emits much less pollution. They're also quieter, so they contribute less to noise pollution. This smaller option is great for smaller yards and folks with less grass, and it's a great deal at under $200.

Keystone KSTAW05CE Window Mounted Air Conditioner

Keystone KSTAW05CE Window Mounted Air Conditioner

Amazon

Normally $239, Now $200

If you're looking for an efficient air conditioner, this window unit is a great deal. Not only is it Energy Star rated, it also has a number of additional energy saving features, like Sleep Mode. It doubles as a dehumidifier, and operates quietly. However, if you have a large space this compact unit may not be big enough for your needs.

AeroGarden Harvest with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit

AeroGarden White Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden

Amazon

Normally $165, Now $90

For a countertop herb garden that can thrive even in the darker corners of the kitchen, AeroGarden makes reliable planters with built-in grow lights. The "Harvest" model houses six plants at a time, and when it's time to re-stock this indoor system, AeroGarden's seed pod are available from a number of different retailers.

JOI Almond Milk Base

Joi Almond Milk Base

Amazon

Normally $23, Now $16.50

This this innovative product lets you make your own almond milk without the hassle of grinding and soaking the nuts, along with a whole other range of dairy-free dishes and condiments. Our tester loved making vegan ranch dressing with Joi as a base, plus it helps you cut down on single-use plastic waste.

XLUX Soil Moisture Meter

 XLUX Soil Moisture Meter, Plant Water Monitor

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $13, Now $11

You're one step closer to growing the fruits and vegetables with this handy tool. The probe helps sense the amount of moisture in your soil so you can keep track, and it requires no batteries.

FAQs

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Amazon Prime Day starts on Tuesday, July 12, and ends at the end of the day on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Prime day sales start at midnight Pacific Time on the selected start day (Monday) and run until 11:59 Pacific Time on the second day (Tuesday). 

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is an annual deal event available for Amazon Prime members. The event is two days long, and prices on products from top brands and small businesses are slashed, giving consumers one of the biggest online sales events of the year. According to Amazon’s website, in 2020, Prime Day shoppers saved $1.4 billion on products across the site. Third-party sellers made over $3.5 billion on Prime Day, and the fastest Prime Day delivery was less than 30 minutes.

What Type of Discounts Do You See?

Previous eco-friendly Prime Day deals have included power banks, organic bedding, reusable sandwich bags, sustainable self-care products, reusable utensils, and earth-friendly children’s toys—just to name a few. Discounts vary per brand, so check out the Climate Pledge Friendly products on Amazon to shop by category. 

Are There Other Brands That Also Have Sales Around Prime Day?

Last year, Walmart, Target, Nordstrom, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Old Navy were all among brands having sales to compete with Prime Day. Deals included tech, home, toys, appliances, and clothing.

Can You Shop Small During Prime Day?

In past years Prime Day has highlighted small businesses, which results in big earnings for independent sellers. Usually, small retailers on Etsy push their own Prime Day-adjacent deals, with markdowns on personalized items and eco-friendly items. You can also check out our list of sustainable sales that aren't Amazon Prime Day.