Most clothing is made from cotton, but there is a surprising percentage that’s made out of flexible plastic sheeting and plasticized fabric.
The eco friendly products in this section will either help you avoid clothing made out of plastic or help you reduce clothing waste in our landfills.
Recover Brands produces clothing that’s made entirely out of recycled material.
They also use the most environmentally sustainable manufacturing methods possible — by eliminating the use of dyes and minimizing chemical, water, and energy use.
Allbirds created an innovative wool fabric made specifically for footwear.
By wearing a pair of Allbirds wool shoes (which don’t look half bad) you can wear a pair of comfortable shoes from a company that found a new use for naturally existing materials, rather than relying on cheaper synthetics.
Single-use coffee cups account for a large amount of unnecessary waste.
By using a reusable, environmentally friendly coffee cup, you can help reduce this waste.
In a similar style to coffee cups you get from Starbucks and other shops, Onya’s reusable coffee cups are made out of 100% food safe silicone.
They’re also made to barista’s standards, so they fit snuggly in the machine at your favourite coffee shop.
Not only does this plastic end up in landfills, in our oceans, and in other parts of the environment where it can cause damage, it also contains BPA.
BPA is a potentially harmful chemical found in plastic products that can leak into your water and other beverages.
The following products can help you eliminate your plastic bottle pollution and keep you and your family safe from harmful chemicals.
Our Onya stainless steel drink bottle is 100% BPA-free. This makes it a safe, sustainable way to consume your favourite beverages on the go.
It also comes in three sizes to cater to different thirst levels.
Onya’s stainless steel drink bottles come with our Flip and Flow lid/straw. But if you need a replacement or would like a different kind, we offer four lids that fit the H2Onya bottle perfectly.
A drink bottle jacket keeps your beverage at the temperature you want it to be for as long as possible.
Our drink bottles jackets insulate your beverage. They’re also made from Premium Neoprene that easily passes the new Reach38 toxicity test. (They’re completely free from the nasty toxins associated with normal neoprene.)
Although our bottles are made from the thickest possible grade of stainless steel, they can still get dinged up. A lanyard can help reduce the chances of dropping your drink bottle.
The following eco friendly products can be used at home but are also great for restaurants. Since restaurants go through a lot of single-use materials each day, there are many opportunities to reduce their environmental footprint.
Who Gives a Crap (ha!) makes toilet paper out of 100% recycled paper fibres, bamboo or sugarcane. This saves water, trees, and reduces carbon emissions.
They also donate a whopping 50% of their profits to WaterAid to build toilets for those in need.
This table linen collection from Viva Terra is handmade in India by artisans who carefully collect pieces of vintage and upcycled fabrics to create elaborate patterns and colors.
Each piece is different from the next because they are each hand sewn from the scraps leftover during the process of hand making Indian saris.
Home Items is the biggest section in this list, because there are many ways to reduce the environmental pollution that stems from your home.
Do you have a dog at home? If you do, you probably go through quite a few waste bags each month taking him or her on walks.
Our disposal bags come with 25 waste bags that are biodegradable and disposable. So while your pet is creating waste, you don’t have to.
Packed school lunches may seem innocent enough, but when you multiply them by each student at your child’s school and each school in your country, the amount of single-use plastic waste adds up quickly.
Our reusable sandwich wraps (made from recycled PET bottles) can completely eliminate the plastic pollution produced from your child’s lunch or anytime you use single-use sandwich wraps.
Woven from premium quality recycled plastic drinking straws, the beautiful and affordable recycled plastic rugs from Fab Habitat make several statments at the same time. Available in a wide range of colors, patterns and designs, plastic straws have never looked so good.
Bhumi has made some fantastic fair trade products. Their organic towels, made from cotton grown and picked with sustainable farming methods, are no exception.
Water bottles are one of the top contributors to not only plastic pollution, but to world pollution in general. You can support removing some of those bottles from landfills by purchasing these ballpoint pens from Pilot.
Bhumi is back at it again with another selection of awesome organic products: Bedding.
They have a huge variety of bedding options all sourced from sustainably farmed cotton and responsibly manufactured.
GreenLine Paper Company has done a great job creating products from recycled materials. Their multipurpose paper is recycled from paper itself, helping preserve those trees’ value for a little longer.
Trex makes eco friendly composite decks that are made from 95% recycled wood and plastic film. They also use Earth-friendly manufacturing processes, like reclaiming factory waste and eliminating the use of harmful chemicals.
These Rubber Cal floor mats are made from natural, reclaimed, or recycled rubber material. Due to their high durability, they’re great for areas such as garages, warehouses, and porches.
Aluminium foil is one of the most used home items. If You Care produces a line of aluminium foil that’s made from 100% recycled aluminium.
Their foil takes 95% less energy to produce than traditional foil manufacturing.
To reduce plastic waste in your toothbrushes, try out this brush with a handle made from repurposed materials (the material varies).
By using these toothbrushes, RADIUS claims you can reduce waste by 93% (the head must be replaced every once in a while).
Do you like to jam out? How about using a sustainable guitar strap to help out the environment as well?
This strap is made from a recycled seatbelt, and it doesn’t look half bad.
Healthy Planet Solutions has developed an alternative to traditional baby food containers — a reusable baby food pouch.
It’s easy to fill and clean, and it is dishwasher, boil, and freezer safe.
Iameco manufactures some pretty cool environmentally friendly gadgets. Their touch screen computer has a carbon footprint that’s 70% lower than the average personal computer.
It’s also the first computer of its kind to win the EU Eco Flower certification.
This environmentally friendly laptop from Iameco was manufactured while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 30%, re-using 70% of the material, and reducing fresh water utilization by 75%.
Iameco also stocks a range of computer accessories (keyboards, mice, and cases) made from sustainable materials and responsibly manufactured.
Green Toys is a fantastic company. They manufacture and sell toys made from 100% recycled materials — milk jugs being the primary material. They also use plastic recycled from other types of products.
Their toys surpass U.S. and international standards for BPA and Phthalates.
LED bulbs can do wonders for conserving energy. EarthLED sells a wide range of LED bulbs to replace your high-energy incandescent, fluorescent and halogen bulbs.
You can conserve a lot of wasted water with one simple change: Use a low-flow shower head.
This low-flow shower head from EcoFlow will help you save water, save money, and it meets EPA WaterSense® performance standards.
Help keep your garden safe from plastic and rubber pollution with these Western biodegradable garden pots. They’re made from recycled material and decompose in about a year.
The following items are great for reducing your waste production at home, on camping trips, and while traveling.
Plastic cutlery is almost always used once and thrown away. Parties, BBQs, or school lunches can produce a lot of plastic cutlery waste.
Reduce or eliminate this waste by using Leafware compostable forks, spoons, knives and tasters.
Instead of changing batteries each time your flashlight runs out of energy, try this flashlight from Vortex.
It runs on a rechargeable battery that’s hand-cranked, saving multiple batteries per year from entering landfills.
Just like plastic cutlery, plastic and paper plates are almost always used once and thrown away. Parties, BBQs, or school lunches can produce a lot of plastic and paper plate waste.
Reduce or eliminate this waste by using compostable party plates.
Instead of putting party, BBQ, or camping snacks in a plastic or paper bowl, you can use a compostable bowl that’s both human and environmentally friendly.
An umbrella that’s stylish, hardy and biodegradable, the BRELLI is perfect, rain or shine. It offers superior protection from the rain, blocks UVA and UVB rays, and withstands winds up to 40 mph / 64 kpm. Each BRELLI is unique, handmade by expert craftspeople from sustainable materials and 100% biodegradable PVC plastic.
Support the removal and repurposing of landfill rubber by using any of these travel pouches made from recycled bike tubes by Green Guru Gear. Carry your belongings safely while helping the environment at the same time.