Nov 4, 2020
As a consumer, you hold a tremendous amount of power in your wallet. One of the most powerful ways you can truly “go green” is by spending green—by choosing brands that care about our planet and do their part to help protect it. Here are 25 brands that support the environment and strive towards sustainability:
1. Allbirds is known for making “the world’s most comfortable shoes.” But their shoes are also environmentally friendly, made from sustainable materials such as recycled plastic. Allbirds is also working to completely eliminate the carbon footprint of their shoes.
2. Bee’s Wrap makes plastic-free food storage made from organic cotton and sustainably sourced beeswax. Their reusable wraps are the perfect alternative to single-use plastic wraps and bags!
3. Beyond Meat has a line of plant-based “meat” products with significantly lower carbon footprints than beef and other meats. (Learn more about the environmental benefits of plant-based eating on our blog).
4. Bigelow Tea runs on 100% renewable energy, generated by 870 solar panels at its headquarters, and diverts 95% of its waste from landfills. Bigelow is also a fellow Certified B Corporation!
5. Bloomin creates paper products such as greeting cards, business cards, and wedding invitations made of seed paper—paper that’s packed with flower, vegetable, or herb seeds that you can plant and grow!
6. Clif Bar, the brand behind the delicious Clif and Luna energy and protein bars, donates a portion of its proceeds to American Forests and has a goal of planting one million trees by 2025!
7. Grove Collaborative is a subscription service that sends subscribers natural products for their home and personal care. Grove has goals to be plastic-free by 2025, plant one million trees by 2022, and reduce their carbon footprint entirely.
8. IKEA is striving to be the most sustainable furniture company by installing solar panels on their stores, working towards becoming a circular business by 2030, and even offering a plant-based version of their iconic Swedish meatballs!
9. Klean Kanteen created the original plastic-free, stainless steel water bottle back in 2004. Their insulated bottles can now keep drinks cold up to 135 hours and hot up to 38 hours. Plus, their headquarters in California is completely powered by their own solar panels!
10. Imperfect Foods is a grocery delivery service that sells “ugly” produce with minor cosmetic flaws in an effort to reduce food waste, which is a serious environmental issue.
11. Jeni’s Ice Creams is committed to providing zero-waste, delicious ice cream. Jeni’s has composting bins in nearly all of their stores for their compostable spoons, bowls, and napkins. To date, they have already diverted more than 100 tons of waste from landfills!
12. Just Water, started by Jaden Smith, offers water bottles that are made from sustainable paper and plant-based plastic, are 13 times more efficient to ship than traditional plastic bottles, and are 100% recyclable.
13. Lemonade is an insurance company that donates the leftover, unclaimed money at the end of each year to organizations chosen by their policyholders, such as 350.org, ACLU, and charity: water.
14. Method offers household cleaners, laundry supplies, soaps, and other personal care products that are naturally derived, biodegradable, and non-toxic—and come in so many great scents!
15. MPOWERD makes solar-powered products such as outdoor lanterns, string lights, and mobile charging devices. They also work to provide clean energy to the more than 3 billion people around the world who don’t have access to clean, reliable, or affordable electricity.
16. Nature’s Path offers organic cereal, oatmeal, granola, and other snacks. Nature’s Path partners with Loop, a waste-free, circular shopping service that delivers your favorite products in reusable and returnable containers.
17. Patagonia, the popular outdoor clothing company, is one of the brands most focused on climate activism. They are a member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of sales to environmental groups, and have given nearly $90 million in grants to grassroots environmental organizations and activists.
18. Peeled Snacks offers dried fruits and other healthy, organic, on-the-go, and eco-friendly snacks. Peeled is also a fellow B Corp!
19. Pela is known for their 100% compostable phone cases and accessories. To date, Pela customers have prevented more than 336,438 pounds of plastic from ever being produced!
20. REI is an outdoor gear cooperative that invests heavily in preserving the great outdoors. REI invests 70% of its profits in the outdoor community, gives millions of dollars in grants each year to environmental organizations, helps preserve trails and other outdoor spaces, and advocates for policies to protect our beloved lands.
21. Seventh Generation creates household and personal care products using plant-based ingredients, recycled packaging, and no synthetic fragrances or dyes—keeping both your home and the planet clean!
22. Swell, one of the fastest-growing woman-owned businesses in the U.S., offers sleek and stylish stainless steel water bottles to help rid the world of single-use plastic bottles.
23. Stasher bags are reusable silicone bags that are the perfect alternative to single-use plastic bags. They are safe for the dishwasher, microwave, and freezer and come in nearly 30 different colors!
24. Tentree is a sustainable clothing company that plants ten trees for every item sold. So far, they’ve planted more than 30 million trees, and they have a goal of planting one billion trees by 2030!
25. Tom’s of Maine makes personal care products with natural ingredients and partners with TerraCycle to help customers recycle their empty products—so you can feel good about your toothpaste and deodorant!
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