Simple ways we can reduce single-use plastic in our lives, with a little style and a lot of sustainability.
Approximately 8 million metric tons of plastics are estimated to enter the ocean each year, and the United States is one of the top 20 contributors to plastic pollution. Despite our best efforts to recycle our plastic packaging, only 9% of it actually gets recycled. Every year 40 billion, single-use, plastic utensils are used in the U.S. alone, and as many as 8.3 billion straws pollute the world’s beaches. It is estimated that it would take approximately 20 years for a plastic bag to decompose, 200 years for a plastic straw, up to 450 years for plastic bottles made of P.E.T., and if current consumption continues, scientists predict there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. With plastic pollution now a global crisis, this Earth Month is the perfect time to embrace innovative, plastic-free products that will improve our beautiful planet’s health and ours.
ATTITUDE’s SUPER LEAVES plastic-free, vegan and cruelty-free deodorant uses an innovative, all-paper packaging to reduce single-use plastic in our daily routines. This aluminum-free formula is made from natural ingredients including arrowroot and cornstarch, which absorb moisture and eliminate odors for long-lasting protection. EWG VERIFIED™, this hypoallergenic deodorant contains shea butter and coconut oil for easy application, and is free from phthalates, parabens, talcum powders and artificial colors, giving the ultimate protection to our armpits and our planet.
Made from non-toxic, European-grade, platinum silicone, GoSili’s reusable straws allow us to enjoy our beverages while reducing our plastic footprint. Soft and flexible yet strong and durable, these multi-colored straws are the perfect alternative to the 500 million single-use plastic straws that end up in our landfills and waterways every day, and make any occasion fun for our planet.
Giving a natural, sun-kissed radiance for an instant, youthful glow, this Baked Blush in Copper is a blush crème baked into a finely textured powder that feels smooth and silky when applied to the skin. Ecocert certified organic and natural materials, Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, and packaged in sustainable bamboo, this blush gives a warm flush to our cheeks and our environment.
Derived from nature, plant-based LONO sneakers are created with certified biodegradable and compostable wood pulp, cotton and beans, and an algae-derived Popcorn sole. A performance foam created in partnership with Bloom USA, it replaces plastic and petrochemical alternatives. Committed to reducing waste in their production and in our everyday lives, LONO’s comfortable sneakers are breathable, which gives us the option to go sock-less with their unstinkable super-natural power, feeling like we’re running on air.
Made with BPA free materials and superior grade stainless steel, this stylish, vacuum insulated, 20oz travel tumbler is perfect for keeping our drinks hot or cold wherever life takes us, while reducing single-use beverage containers, and plastic use and waste. With its chic, unique, jewel band decoration we can drink life to its fullest while celebrating the beautiful outdoors, whether we’re laying poolside, on the beach or enjoying a picnic in the park.
From the farmers’ market to the grocery store and everywhere in between, this beautifully woven Basket Backpack stylishly carries our purchases, eliminating the need for single-use plastic bags. Made with Dwarf Palm by artisans in Morocco, this soft, strong bag fuses practicality and fashion with straps that fit comfortably over the shoulders, and an inner lining and interior pull-cord to secure all of our treasures. Perfect for our practical, daily errands or a joyful bike ride to a glorious day at the beach.
Cleansing, hydrating and replenishing, Jada Pinkett Smith’s Hey Human’s Body Wash is free from phthalates, sulfates, and parabens, and formulated without silicones. Vegan and cruelty-free and packaged in infinitely recyclable aluminum, this gender-neutrally and naturally scented body wash is infused with refreshing coconut, cooling mint and eucalyptus, and enriched with jojoba seed oil and coconut-derived cleansers. Its rich and creamy lather leaves our skin feeling clean and nurtured, and our senses revived. Once empty, any remaining product can be rinsed out, the cap screwed back onto the bottle and put in the recycling bin. What could be cleaner than that?
Featuring lemon – best known for its cleansing aroma and natural antibacterial properties – and bright, zesty grapefruit combined with effective plant-based surfactants, this biodegradable and 100% natural cleanser effortlessly removes dirt, grease and grime from home surfaces. With its concentrated formula keeping recyclable packaging to a minimum, just pour the cleaning extract into the apothecary-inspired, refillable amber glass bottle, fill with tap water, mix and spritz, for a clean, refreshingly scented home that is better for you and our planet.