4Ocean Signature Bracelet
4Ocean is a global organization that removes trash, such as plastic, from the coastlines before it ends up in the ocean. You can help their cause! This organization creates several bracelets and sells them on their website (www.4ocean.com). When a bracelet is sold, a pound of trash is removed from the ocean. Not only is this environmentally friendly, but it is also very fashionable!
Salbree Popcorn Popper
The salbree popcorn popper is available on amazon. It is BPA free, meaning it won't leach plastic chemicals into your popcorn. It's conveniently collapsible, and requires no additional oil. Simply pop up, fill with kernels, and place in the microwave for two minutes. It works as a bowl, saves on the bag, the wrapping, and can be washed in the dishwasher!
To go ware, available on Amazon is a good way to take silverware on the go, and avoid plastic utensils that can't be recycled and often end up in our landfills. It is made using recycled plastic bottles, sustainable bamboo silverware, and comes with a handy carabiner to attach to your items. Leave the plastic utensils behind, or, just don't use it at all. Use this instead!
Stainless SteEl Straws
Normal plastic straws are everywhere. Drinks from restaurants, parties, and ocean animals digestive tracts. They aren't recyclable, and fill up our landfills spilling into our seas. Start by asking for no straws at restaurants, because you'll have your own! Then go on to save more and more straws from landfills because your straw is classier than that. It's colorful, transportable, and easy to clean.
Fabric Make-up pads/Cotton Rounds
Your face routine can be a lot less wasteful with this product. They come in so many colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes. Refinery29 even found them to be better for your skin then normal store bought cotton ones that fill the landfills. Just use with whatever substance you're looking to apply. Then toss them in the wash! Always be thinking about what can be cloth instead of toss.
Who thinks about their phone case? Besides the fact that it needs to be durable, and able to withstand being dropped one hundred times a day. This phone case does that, but it isn't made of the plastic that will rot in the landfills when it's use is through. This phone case is flexible, sturdy, and compostable meaning it won't be here for the next twenty generations. Also, it comes in colors and shapes for different editions of phones!
These shoes are simply fantastic in one hundred different ways. They are comfortable, flexible, colorful, constantly changing, recyclable, and made from recycled materials! These shoes are created through a process of 3D knitting fibers from recycled plastic bottles. They have no seems, and because they mold to the shape of your foot, they prevent soreness. Be sure to check regularly for the latest designs.
Bamboo Tooth Brush
Bamboo brushes are a good way to avoid the plastic brush, made with harmful plastic bristles that fill our landfills. They are biodegradable, work well for travel, and are 100% natural. They avoid the harmful toxins to our environment. You can find them in numerous places for a variety of prices.
Nothing New Sneakers
Like converse, but better, this company goes to great lengths in sourcing all aspects of their design ethically and sustainably. They break the fast fashion mold with a scientifically detailed design to optimize consumer comfort. With a wide color variety, all your favorite colors are guaranteed to be featured. So when your old converse are worn out, be sure to consider a pair of these instead.
Fabric Bowl Covers
Fabric Bowl Covers. What a genius alternative to covering with plastic wrap! Why? First of all plastic can contain harmful chemicals. Second, plastic wrap is not generally recyclable! It has food waste and bunches up in the machines, jamming them. Third, they're so clever and can easily be tossed in the wash after use. They are simple to make, but also can be found numerous places in all sorts of fashions. They really can be custom made to what you want, considering they're handmade.
Reusable Sandwich Wrap
For those that don't want the sandwich box, but also don't want a plastic baggie, reusable sandwich wraps are for you. When storing they fold up but also expand for your sandwich carrying needs. They come in a multitude of colors and patterns for your every whim. You can also put other snacks in it to-go! As a double, it serves as a place mat to keep your area clean.
Now you're probably sitting there asking yourself, "Seriously; billboard vinyl." But, it's been saved from the trash, it's easy to work with, and there are so many ways to use it! You can also find products that work with billboard vinyls, as it is waterproof, and has many colors. It's durable because it was made to sustain outdoor conditions, so it will suit just about anything you need it for.
Socks socks and more socks. Also, sticking with the classic mismatched style that we all love, these hand knit socks from old shirts are a perfect variation in style. They work for comfort, style, and gifts for your friend that loves crazy socks. They come in a variety of colors themed for the occasion, and different types like ankle vs. crew socks. Socks all day any day!
Zero WASte Daniel Clothing
As recognized by celebrities from Jennifer Hudson to Lin-Manuel Miranda, this company designs elaborate pieces of clothing that seek to offer a unique style while not compromising the environment. All pieces source fabric from FabScrap, secondhand fabric or garment waste, preventing any fabric scraps from a fast fashion industry from going to waste. The brand is socially and environmentally responsible, as well as comfortable for any occasion.
Reusable Wrapping Paper (RE-Gift the Wrap)
Linda Longobardi noticed what most of us have also witnessed, the waste produced from gift wrap. Although most gift wraps are now recyclable, it is not a solution because it is not widely known information, and reusing is always better! So she created a fabric wrap from ends of the bolts, which can be wrapped/unwrapped easily, and re-gifted!
If you are craving the feeling of being a kid enjoying those apple sauce pouches again, but don't want to throw out all that horrible packaging, get yourself a squooshi! Your younger self would appreciate the design, and the name. You can refill it with any food that you would like. Plus, there is so many colors and shapes. You could be chic with colors, or awesome with animals. We care about the Earth, not your preference.
For those people pressed for time who use Keurig or other coffee pods (that are disposable an estimated to wrap around the earth 10 times), these will save money, and relieve your guilty conscience. They are easy to fill with a bit of coffee, and then simply use like any other cup. It's as simple as that, and then you may savor the fulfillment of your morning brew.
Find at any Home Store.
Microfibers are one of the main sources of plastic pollution in our waterways, as small plastic particles are emitted into our water sources. These are leeched into water from clothes that contain plastic such as polyester, rayon, nylon, spandex, etc. This product catches at least 26% of microfibers before they reach our water, and are easy to clean out. This recycled plastic microfiber catcher is good for hundreds of uses.
Who Gives A Crap
The uptick in Forest Fires over the past decade, it should give us all a pause about what products we choose to consume. Trees provide the oxygen that we rely on to live, and if we lose trees we are only hurting ourselves. So let's not use trees! Who Gives a Crap makes common house hold paper materials entirely of recycled material. They are also socially conscious and build toilets for those in need!
The Last Swab
Cotton Swabs pose many risks to our health, our oceans, and environment as a whole. The thousands thrown by the average person in the garbage each year amount to a shocking amount over a lifetime. Last Swab is here to stand in, however, with their plant based cases and reusable, cleanable silicone swabs. Available in Standard and Make-up styles, you'll be able to hear and see how good they are.
Available online at the Package Free Shop or the Last Swab.
Standard deodorant is everything but natural when considering the plastic packaging, tubes, and synthetic antiperspirant ingredients. One doubt of switching to natural deodorant is effectiveness. This crystal deodorant stick packaged in natural cork has your back while working out, bearing the heat, or any other activity for which you need. Purchase at the Package Free Shop for US.
Founded by the sister of our very own sponsor, we are proud to present this eco-friendly, B-Corp cleaning brand to you. Innovative products cover all your cleaning needs from the kitchen to the laundry. For those that observed their virtual tour, their sustainable efforts are visible from their production to products. Be sure to check their team out!