03 Jul Sustainable brands to add to your everyday life
Sustainability seems to be the word on everyone’s lips this year and for good reason. With people looking to support ethical brands and live more of an eco-lifestyle, we’ve rounded up some of the best picks that can easily slot into your everyday life.
Over a third of all the food we produce gets wasted. If food waste was a country, it’d be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases!
Odd Box works closely with farmers across the UK and abroad, rescuing fresh, seasonal surplus fruit and veg which are at risk of becoming food waste. With every box, Londoners help to reduce food waste, save CO2 and water.
Did you know that 44% of bread is wasted? Yorkshire-based Toast Ale wants to put that waste to work. Its award-winning beer is brewed with unsold loaves from bakeries and unused crusts from sandwich makers. The only other ingredients are hops, yeast and water.
Toast Ale also gives 100% of its profits to Feedback, an environmental charity campaigning to end food waste.
‘Arms up, waste down’. Wild is a sustainable natural deodorant delivered straight to your door. The reusable deodorant applicator is made from durable aluminium and recycled plastic to ensure it stands the test of time. Meanwhile the natural deodorant is completely compostable.
The brand is on a mission is to shake up the throwaway culture of everyday bathroom products and for every deodorant sold it contributes a percentage of sales to support reforestation projects.
Haeckels is a handcrafted natural skin care and wild fragrance company based in Margate. Its passion is to enthuse people about the health-giving properties of the sea and to raise awareness about natural products that are every bit as effective as chemical-derived alternatives.
Its scented candles are inspired by real places, but it’s the packaging that’s particularly unique – made of Mycelium (the root system of mushrooms found underground) and combined with agricultural waste such as sawdust, flax and hemp husks, it can be reused, composted or planted in your garden to improve soil quality.
Each candle is also wrapped in seed paper – recycled paper pulp mixed with wildflower seeds. When feeling green-fingered, place the paper on top of a pot of compost and water well. Once the seedlings have grown big enough, they can be transferred to the garden for the birds and bees to enjoy!
Bio-bean recycles used coffee grounds to make ‘Coffee Logs’. Each carbon neutral log is made from the grounds of 25 cups of coffee and burns 20% hotter and longer than kiln-dried wood. Repurposing coffee waste generates 80% less emissions than if the grounds go to landfill.
The company’s ethos is that there is no such thing as waste – only resources in the wrong space.
Usually in garish colours and ugly packaging, mouthwash is often hidden away in the back of the bathroom cabinet. But sustainable mouthcare Waken is here to change that! Not just a pretty bottle, its products are blended with natural mint and botanical extracts, 100% vegan and packaged in endlessly recyclable aluminium and FSC approved paper to help you reduce your plastic footprint.
SOS transforms ocean plastic into premium, sustainable activewear. Ethically created in the UK, its packaging is plastic free, made from 90% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable. Discarded fishing nets & old plastic bottles look far better on you than they do in our oceans or landfills.
Renewable energy supplier Bulb launched in 2014 to compete against the big six providers, offering 100% renewable electricity and tackling the myth that renewable energy has to be expensive. Bulb also offsets the emissions from gas it supplies by supporting carbon reduction projects around the world.
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