25 Items to Improve Your Life and The Planet

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One of the ways to be aware of your environmental impact is taking stock of how much waste you create, and how can you move forward with products that create less waste. Avoiding single-use plastic and disposable items is always a great place to start, and it makes sense to look for eco-friendly products, but how can you tell if you're product labeled "green" actually is? Look for established certifications like EcoCert Cosmos for organic cosmetics, Fair Trade Certified ingredients, or GreenGuard Certified products. Also, opt for things made from sustainable or recycled material. Here are 20 products that were made sustainable by companies that are doing their best to help protect our planet. 

Fashion

Patagonia Los Gatos Zip Up

Patagonia Los Gatos Zip Up

Patagonia is a Fair Trade Certified company with both great practices for the creation of their products, an incredible recycling program, and a company based in activism and an oath to save the planet.   

Allbirds

Allbirds

Sustainably made shoes and clothes, and their laces made from plastic bottles. Plus, their shoes are washable, which means you can get more wear out of them. 
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Baggu Reusable Shopping Bag

Baggu Reusable Shopping Bag

These nylon totes come in many different prints and are easily stashed to use be used in place of another plastic bag. 

Veja Sneakers

Veja Sneakers

Veja is an environmentally friendly sneaker brand, made with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, without chemicals or polluting processes. Many of them are vegan as well. 

Levi's Wellthread

Levi's Wellthread

Levi's has long been known for denim, but the brand also uses eco-friendly and sustainable practices like recyclable denim, ethically sourced cotton, and innovations to reduce water use. Their most eco-friendly line is Wellthread, and Levi's also gives back to its workers and the community. 

Boden Short Sleeve Cotton Blend Sweater

Boden Short Sleeve Cotton Blend Sweater

Boden uses sustainable cotton, has an ethical supply chain, and and produces fair trade apparel. 

Outerknown Hightide Sweatshirt

Outerknown Hightide Sweatshirt

Outerknown is part of the Fair Labor Association & Bluesign certified manufacturing. They have some Fair Trade Certified products, sustainable fabrics & practices. 
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Beauty 

RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Mini Palette

RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Mini Palette

Leaders in the clean beauty industry since 2009, RMS works to create healthy, luxurious beauty by using high quality clean ingredients, meticulously sourced and tested for complete purity.

Herbivore Natural Exfoliate Kit

Herbivore Natural Exfoliate Kit

Herbivore products are truly natural, vegan, non-toxic and cruelty paraben, sulfate and synthetic-free. 

Follain Dual Detox Mask

Follain Dual Detox Mask

Follain founder Tara Foley is a clean beauty pioneer who’s helped thousands of people discover the best clean ingredients for their skin. Now, she’s using her knowledge to create indulgent, effective skincare essentials designed to make everyone experience the power of clean beauty.   

Tayvada Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Tayvada Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Tayvada reusable face pads are made with 4 layers of highly absorbent bamboo. The kit includes two types of reusable makeup pads: white pads that are great for toners, serums and removing face masks, and charcoal pads for taking off makeup to minimize staining. 

REN Clean Skincare Glow Tonic

REN Clean Skincare Glow Tonic

Seven skin benefits, one 100% recycled plastic bottle. This cult-status facial toner tonic exfoliates, brightens, tightens and hydrates for a smooth, even and energized complexion.

Ethique Shampoo Bar

Ethique Shampoo Bar

Ethique is on a mission to rid the world of plastic waste  - shampoo doesn't have to come in a plastic bottle. Check out these eco-friendly, plant-based, and vegan lathering shampoo bars. 

Household Products

No Tox Life Vegan Dish Block

No Tox Life Vegan Dish Block

Remove one more plastic bottle from your life with the No Tox Life dish soap block. This cleaning powerhouse cuts grease on pots, pans and dishes. Wet sponge and rub dish block soap to create suds. Wash items and rinse well. 

Pinyon Products Cloth Reusable Basket Coffee Filter

Pinyon Products Cloth Reusable Basket Coffee Filter

These reusable coffee filters, made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton, come in all standard sizes, basket, cone and even pour-over. Responsibly and sustainably made that will last for hundreds of uses.   

Powertech Compostable Trash Bags

Powertech Compostable Trash Bags

These green bags are BPI certified to meet the North American ASTM D6400 specifications and exceed the OK Compost Home Composting Standards. 

Wool Dryer Balls

Wool Dryer Balls

Dryer balls are an eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets. Organic, handmade and reusable, these 100% wool dryer balls also help to reduce drying time. 

Stojo Reusable Coffee Cup

Stojo Reusable Coffee Cup

Enjoy your favorite hot and cold beverages on the go with this Stojo collapsible 16oz coffee cup with straw. This cup collapses to fit in any bag, backpack, or car. 

Bee's Wrap Natural Food Storage Alternative

Bee's Wrap Natural Food Storage Alternative

A sustainable food storage alternative. Bee’s Wrap is a plastic-free and eco-friendly reusable food wrap made from organic cotton infused with sustainably harvested beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

Stasher Bag

Stasher Bag

These dishwasher safe silicone food storage bags are perfect for lunches, leftovers, and can be used over and over again. 

Amazon Basics Food Storage Containers

Amazon Basics Food Storage Containers

The next time you need to upgrade your food storage, reach for glass instead of more plastic. This 14-piece set or 20-piece set comes with varying shapes and sizes for all kinds of storage. 

Earthly Unpaper Towels

Earthly Unpaper Towels

Set a goal to stop using paper towels and reach for these 100% Cotton flannel unpaper towels. They are reusable, washable and biodegradable. 

Food Huggers Zero Waste Starter Kit

Food Huggers Zero Waste Starter Kit

Silicone food and avocado savers by Food Huggers, a women-owned small business. With only one set you can preserve avocados large and small. These covers are a superior replacement for ziptop bags, plastic food storage containers, plastic wrap and wax paper alternatives. 

Skoy Eco-Friendly Dishcloths

Skoy Eco-Friendly Dishcloths

The Skoy dishcloth is long-lasting because of the wash-ability feature. The Skoy dishcloth is long-lasting and made from cellulose (70%) and cotton (30%). Skoy is a chlorine-free, unbleached and non-GMO product.

Saalt Menstrual Cup

Saalt Menstrual Cup

Reduce waste every month with a reusable menstrual cup. The Saalt Soft is made with an ultra-soft silicone formula designed to be both gentle and super comfortable for those with bladder sensitivity, cramping or discomfort with firmer cups.