Our Top 7 Sustainable Picks to Celebrate Plastic-Free July
Plastic Free July is a global initiative to reduce plastic pollution, aimed at offering consumers eco-friendly alternatives to products that have traditionally been made from plastic. To prepare, we’re dedicating this month’s Eco Editorial to some of our absolute favorite plastic-free products.
We only partner with brands we can get behind. In other words, you can rest assured that all of the pieces handpicked below will fit your shopping cart’s high standards. Because we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Why You’ll Love Them | 1% For the Planet Member, BPA and Phthalate Free
Our Pick | Reusable Silicone Stand Up Bag
About the Brand | Stasher bags are the ultimate alternative to single-use snack and sandwich bags. Infinitely reusable, a single Stasher silicone bag can replace thousands of plastic bags, keeping food fresh while also keeping plastic out of our oceans. Made from premium silicone, Stasher bags are toxin-free and fully food-safe even after hundreds of uses.
2. Period Aisle
Why You’ll Love Them | B Corp Certified, Body Positive & Inclusive
Our Pick | Reusable Pad
About the Brand | The founders of Period Aisle believe that period products should be safe for humans and the environment. Period Aisle products are made to be reusable, eliminating the disposal of billions of single-use products annually, many of which take more than 500 years to decompose. Period Aisle Reusable Pads, for example, can be washed and reused again and again, so there is no need to rush out for a new box of disposable pads every single month.
3. Package Free Shop
Why You’ll Love Them | Helping Other Brands Go Package Free
Our Pick | Reusable Produce Mesh Bags
About the Brand | Package Free Shop aims at helping consumers to reduce their personal waste by offering a broad range of waste-free products. Items like their cotton produce bags are designed to replace single-use plastic items, and can be reused time and time again so that you can eliminate plastic and packaging waste from your life for good.
4. Habitat Botanicals
Why You’ll Love Them | Vegan & Cruelty-Free Formulas
Our Pick | Aloe Shampoo Bar
About the Brand | Habitat Botanicals creates natural bath products that are as gentle on the planet as they are on your skin and hair. Each product is crafted using high-quality food-grade ingredients that are 100% biodegradable, so you won’t feel any guilt washing them down the drain. Once you finish a Habitat Botanicals product, there is nothing to throw away, since most items are delivered zero-waste (packaging-free) or are packaged in natural, fully compostable containers.
5. OLA Bamboo
Why You’ll Love Them | Employs People with Disabilities, Tree Planting Initiative
Our Pick | Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads
About the Brand | Bamboo is one of the most environmentally friendly crops in existence, able to absorb 35% more CO2 than regular mixed forests, and hardy enough to grow without the help of insecticides and pesticides. Once full-grown, bamboo yields up to 25x more raw material than mixed forests, also making them one of the highest yielding crops.
OLA Bamboo creates products using this incredible plant to replace items commonly made from disposable materials. These bamboo and cotton fibre makeup wipes can be washed and reused for years, eliminating your need for polyester wipes, cotton pads, and other disposable makeup removing products.
Why You’ll Love Them | Recyclable Blades, Plastic-Free Design
Our Pick | Rockwell 6S - Adjustable Stainless Steel Safety Razor
About the Brand | With 2 billion disposable plastic razors being dumped in landfills every year, it is high time for a more sustainable alternative to those flimsy pink shavers you can purchase at the drugstore. Rockwell Razors is committed to helping to eliminate plastic waste, and offers a range of plastic-free shaving products that give you a close shave with no unnecessary disposable pieces. Once the blade goes dull on your Rockwell razor, simply recycle the old one and replace it with a fresh new one.
7. Pela Vision
Why You’ll Love Us | Biodegradable, Full UVA/UVB Protection
Our Pick | Sulu Sunglasses in Lavender Seaglass
About the Brand | You know Pela for our compostable plastic phone cases, but did you know that we also sell eco-friendly sunglasses? Most sunglasses are made from hard plastics that can take centuries to begin to break down in the landfill. Pela Vision sunglasses are fully biodegradable, so they won’t leave behind any toxic residue or chemicals once they break down. To top it off, our sunnies are super stylish, so you can proudly rock your eco-friendly shades in front of your most fashionable friends!