Climate Warriors Unite!
As we move into the next decade, here are our top 20 products that will green up your life and improve your standing with Mother Earth.
By Amanda Garrigus
Mystified by the climate crisis? Unsure how to make a dent in the seemingly insurmountable problem that is global warming? Think a small thing like changing cleaning products is akin to tilting at windmills? Well think again! Individuals taking small actions can add up to a whole lot of positive change, especially since there are more than 7.5 billion of us. In the immortal words of Dr. Seuss, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Let us introduce you to some utterly amazing, climate friendly brands and products that can help you be the change you wish to see in the world.
Onya Compostable Garbage Bags
Plastic bags are bad for the planet. Use these compostable ones instead.
Bon Ami Powdered Cleanser
It’s been around forever, has no harmful bleach, is safer than mainstream scouring powders, and it works.
Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap
It’s the top selling soap in the American natural marketplace. Need more incentive? It’s safe enough to soap your body and your dishes. Whether you choose to do those things together is up to you.
Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner
Smells great, clean great too, and looks pretty on the shelf. Sold.
No Pro Natural Sponges
Do we need our kitchen sponges dyed blue? Nope. These natural sponges do the trick very nicely and they’re organic and compostable too.
All of the fits and washes you want, with less of the toxic pollutants that you don’t.
Woolen sneakers are better than synthetic ones.
They’re committed to sustainability and Earth-friendly fabrics, and their clothes are the bomb.
The Real Real
The best way to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry is to make fewer clothes. Recycle your Gucci and grab a new Valentino at this top-notch reseller.
The clothes are cool and comfortable, and for every item purchased, they will plant ten trees. So far, they’ve planted more than 40 million.
Onya Produce Bags
Already bringing your own bags to the grocery store? Good on you! How about for produce? We didn’t think so. Up your enviro game with these reusable bags specially designed for your fruits and vegetables.
Onya Bread Bags
What about your loaf? Voila! A chic bread bag to love.
Baggu Reusable Bags
Reusable grocery bags are de rigueur. Make them a little extra with these statement making options.
Cotton Mesh String Grocery Bags
Prefer a mesh grocery bag? We get it. These will expand like crazy and hold up to 40lbs of your favorite staples.
Apolis Market Bag
This bag does it all. It’s working to break the global poverty cycle, it’s made with natural fibers, it’ll carry over 100lbs (for those really big shopping days), and it’s one of the best-looking reusable bags we’ve ever seen. Plus, you can customize it.
Enough with the single use plastics already. Get with the program and scoop a chic reusable water bottle.
Eco Tribe Stainless Steel Straws
Marine life doesn’t like plastic straws, so you shouldn’t either. Bonus: Reusable stainless-steel straws are chic.
Throwing a party doesn’t have to mean throwing away stacks of paper plates. These guilt-free, celebrity approved dishes are made of grass fibers and tapioca starch which means they are 100% compostable. Yes, please.
If You Care Aluminum Foil
If you must use aluminum foil, make it the recycled kind.
Packing lunches every day? Ditch the sandwich bags and level up with these cool stainless-steel bento boxes.