Shop Green With These Eco-Friendly Brands
Oct 21, 2022
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. 4ocean sells bracelets made from recycled materials and removes one pound of ocean trash for every product sold. So far, 4ocean has removed more than 25 million pounds of trash from oceans and coastlines around the world!
2. Allbirds is known for making “the world’s most comfortable shoes.” But their shoes are also environmentally friendly, as they’re made from sustainable materials such as sugarcane, wool, tree fiber, and even plastic from recycled bottles. Allbirds is working to completely eliminate the carbon footprint of their shoes and lists each product’s footprint on their website.
3. Bee’s Wrap makes plastic-free, compostable food storage made from organic cotton and sustainably sourced beeswax. Their reusable wraps work well for storing produce and leftovers are the perfect alternative to single-use plastic wraps and bags!
4. Ben & Jerry’s, the legendary ice cream brand, has been leading the charge on issues such as climate justice for decades, after running their first advocacy campaign against global warming back in 2007. They also have a variety of plant-based ice cream flavors to help reduce the environmental impact of your tasty treat.
5. Beyond Meat has a range 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.
6. Bigelow Tea runs on 100% renewable energy, generated by 870 solar panels at its headquarters, and diverts 95% of its waste from landfills. In 2003, they purchased the Charleston Tea Garden to save its 127 acres from real estate development.
7. Blueland offers waste-free cleaning and personal care products. Their reusable bottles and dissolvable tablets have helped to divert more than one billion single-use plastic bottles from landfills and oceans. Their new, first-of-its-kind body wash powder turns into gel when mixed with water in their bottle that can be used forever—try out a new body wash scent like Waterlily Dew, Raspberry Hibiscus, or Sandalwood Sage!
8. Clif Bar, the brand behind the delicious Clif and Luna energy and protein bars, is committed to reducing their environmental footprint. They have goals to use 100% clean energy in all of their facilities, adopt closed loop systems, and offset their carbon footprint each year. They also released a plant-based jerky for dogs, which is much more environmentally friendly than traditional dog food!
9. Grove Collaborative is a subscription service that sends subscribers natural products for their home and personal care. Grove is Certified Carbon Neutral, has planted one million trees in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, and has a goal to be 100% plastic-free by 2025.
10. 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!
11. Klean Kanteen created the original plastic-free, stainless steel water bottle back in 2004. They are Certified Climate Neutral and a member of 1% for the Planet, and their headquarters in California is completely powered by their own solar panels.
12. 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. Imperfect Foods is an easy and earth-friendly way to load up on delicious seasonal produce.
13. 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!
14. Just Water, started by Jaden Smith, offers water bottles that are made from plant-based materials, such as paper from FSC-certified forests and bioplastic made from sugarcane. These bottles create 74% less carbon emissions than traditional plastic bottles and are 100% recyclable.
15. 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, American Forests, charity: water, Earth Day Network, SPCA, and The Ocean Agency.
16. Method offers household cleaners, laundry supplies, soaps, and other personal care products that are naturally derived, biodegradable, and non-toxic. Their factory is powered by solar panels and a wind turbine on site, and they offer aluminum soap bottles that are refillable and eventually recyclable.
17. 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.
18. 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 more than $100 million in grants to grassroots environmental organizations and activists.
19. Pela is known for their 100% compostable phone cases and accessories. Pela’s phone cases create 30% less emissions, use 34% less water, and create 80% less waste than traditional phone cases. To date, Pela customers have prevented more than 313,000 pounds of plastic from ever being produced!
20. REI is an outdoor gear cooperative that invests heavily in environmental stewardship and preserving the great outdoors. REI gives millions of dollars in grants each year to environmental organizations, fights waste by reselling used gear, and advocates for policies to protect our beloved lands.
21. Rind Snacks offers dried fruit and crispy fruit chips made from overripe fruit and rinds in an effort to reduce food waste. Fruit and vegetables account for nearly 40% of the 40 million pounds of food waste in the US each year—but in 2021, Rind’s products helped prevent more than 340,000 lbs of food waste.
22. 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!
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 they come in dozens of shapes, sizes, and colors! Stashers are perfect for storing leftovers, taking snacks on the go, and even packing your liquids when flying.
24. Tentree is a carbon neutral clothing company that plants ten trees for every item sold. So far, they’ve planted more than 86 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. They created the first recyclable toothpaste tube, have a line of plastic-free deodorants, and partner with TerraCycle to help customers recycle their empty products—so you can feel good about your toothpaste and deodorant.
If you’re shopping online with these brands or any others, consider using EcoCart—a free internet extension that automatically offsets the environmental impact of your order. You can also download the Finch browser extension to easily view a product’s sustainability score while online shopping.
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