One of the simplest ways we can be more sustainable is to make eco-friendly swaps for everyday products in our homes, offices, and on-the-go.
While it hasn’t always been easy to find zero or low waste shops, there are many stores out there now to help us live a greener and more eco-friendly lifestyle. Even now, when in-store shopping isn’t an option everywhere, these online shops encourage us to embrace sustainable living (starting with plastic-free packaging, of course).
- Package Free Shop
NYC-based Package Free Shop has hundreds of plastic-free options, starting at just $1.50. Our recommendation is to start with one of the Zero Waste Kits curated for whatever your needs are, whether that’s dish cleaning, shaving, or even cocktails. With worldwide shipping available, you can order the low waste goods you need anywhere, anytime.
When you’re making the switch to plastic-free, EcoRoots understands your needs. The Colorado company offers zero waste products made in-house and goods sourced from small businesses for your home, kitchen, and bath and beauty routine. Need a natural makeup remover? Chamomile toner for sensitive skin? A zero waste shaving kit? You can find it all here, sent to you in recyclable packaging.
3. Wild Minimalist
Make the swap to sustainable home and cleaning products with Wild Minimalist. This family-run company carries nearly everything you need for a waste-free lifestyle. For zero waste cleaning & personal care, you can stock up on wooden brushes, loofahs, and brooms— delivered to you in recyclable and compostable packaging.
4. The Kind Store
The Kind Store does the heavy lifting for you when it comes to sustainable swaps; this UK-based shop curates over 100 independent and zero waste brands. Among many other products, you can find plastic-free period and sexual health items including organic pads, period underwear, and reusable applicators. Ten percent of annual profits are also donated to the Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary, so your purchase is low waste but high impact.
5. Zero Store
ZERO STORE is Australia’s largest zero waste marketplace, making it a one-stop shop if you’re looking to make the switch. At Zero Store you’ll find all sorts of goodies for kids and parents, such as teething toys, postnatal care, and reusable diapers.
6. Roll Ebike
Roll Ebike is a local Durango, CO ebike rental business that also offers eco-friendly subscription boxes to locals. Anyone who subscribes to their ‘Farm-to-Door Local Boxes‘ receives a variety of fresh produce, meals, and household products all from local Durango businesses, delivered by ebike. Roll offers three different delivery boxes to choose from, and the selection of products includes eco-friendly alternatives to everyday items, such as reusable produce bags.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this selection of zero-waste shops and that they inspire you to incorporate more eco-friendly products into your lifestyle! For more sustainable brand & product recommendations, visit our Sustainable Marketplace.
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