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About Eco Options

Eco Options.

The Eco Options program can help you make better choices to reduce your impact on the environment.

The Eco Options program can help you make better choices to reduce your impact on the environment.

When browsing our products, be sure to look for the Eco Options filter to see qualifying products.

Based on 5 key pillars, we use strict criteria to identify products that contribute to environmental sustainability.

Carbon emissions.

Carbon Emissions

CO2 is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. By providing products that promote energy efficiency, including ENERGY STAR®-certified products, we’re helping our customers save money and reduce their CO2 emissions.

What are carbon emissions?

Carbon emissions refers to carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels and other materials, as well as certain industrial processes. CO2 is a greenhouse gas which traps heat in the Earth's atmosphere and contributes to global warming and climate change.

ENERGY STAR®

The Home Depot has thousands of ENERGY STAR®-certified products to help customer easily identify energy-efficient products that can help them save on their utility bills and reduce their carbon footprint.

The Home Depot Canada has been awarded the ENERGY STAR® Canada Retailer of the Year award for eight consecutive years for making energy-efficient products available to our customers.

Shop products and ideas to increase your energy efficiency and reduce your carbon emissions at home.

Water conservation.

Water Saving

Learn how to conserve water and reduce energy costs on your utility bills.

About Water Supply

Water efficiency can save you money and protect our water supply. Did you know that less than 1% of the Earth's water is available for human use? While the water cycle continuously returns water to Earth, it is not always returned to the same place or in the same quantity and quality. Managing our water supply will be a growing concern as populations increase.

Watersense®

The Home Depot offers many WaterSense-certified products to help customers save water and reduce their water bills. WaterSense-labelled products are certified to use at least 20% less water while maintaining exceptional performance.

The Watersense standard for showers is 2 Gallons/3.8 L per minute, 1.5 Gallons/5.7 L for faucets and 1.3 Gallons/4.8 L for toilets.

Shop products that can help you conserve water and reduce your utility costs.

Circularity.

Circularity

Products that meet the Eco Options pillar for circularity are made of at least 60% post-consumer recycled content or are biodegradable. A circular economy aims to keep products and packaging from landfills.
 

We will embrace circular economy products and packaging as suppliers continue to develop their thinking and capabilities through the following principles:

Circular economy.

Circular Economy

A. Manufacturing

B. Consumption & Use

C. Recycling & Reuse

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle Certified® is the global standard for products that are safe, circular, and responsibly made.

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Sustainable forestry.

Sustainable Forestry

Forests are the lungs of the Earth. We believe in protecting them with responsible forestry practices. Sustainable forestry has been a Home Depot strategy for over 30 years.

Sustainable Forestry

Over the years, The Home Depot has encouraged our suppliers to understand and practice sustainable forestry throughout the world. We pledged to give preference to wood that has come from forests managed in a responsible way and to eliminate wood purchases from endangered regions of the world. Today, we have broadened our focus to understand the impact of our wood purchases in all regions and to embrace the many social and economic issues that must be considered in recognizing endangered regions of forests.

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certification

Products that meet the Eco Options pillar for Sustainable Forestry must be Forest Stewardship Council certified.

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Responsible chemistry.

Responsible Chemistry

Our aim is to increase our assortment of products with transparent product ingredients, as well as certifying our chemical ingredients through a 3rd party.

The Importance of Clean Indoor Air

Poor air quality inside your home can impact your health.  Improve indoor air quality by reducing indoor air pollution and chemical exposure with GREENGUARD and Safer Choice EPA-certified products.

Chemical-Free Organic Gardening

We aim to offer fertilizers and soil that customers can trust for use in their organic gardens.

OMRI Canada® and USDA Organic certifies products including fertilizers, pesticides, plant food, soils and more which are authorized for organic production.

Shop responsible chemistry products for indoor air quality and chemical-free gardening.

Ideas and How-To

Energy Efficiency

Water Saving

Sustainable Forestry

Responsible Chemistry