It should go without saying that if you don't need it, don't buy it. That will always be the most sustainable option.
However, there are some things you just do need to buy, and by shopping sustainably, you can reduce waste through composting and recycling.
Tip: Less than 10% of plastic is recycled, so aluminum, glass, or cardboard packaging is preferable when available.
People and planet friendly home cleaning and laundry products.
Premium furniture rentals that feel like home.
Enjoy premium furniture & décor rentals, delivered and assembled in a week. Pay monthly, and decide later if you want to keep, return, or swap your pieces.
Last year they saved 268 tons of furniture from landfills. With your help, they can do even more.
Plastic free, compostable personal care, made with clean ingredients. Better for our bodies and our planet. More than 1 billion plastic toothpaste tubes are thrown out each year. They're doing something about it.
Revolutionary, planet-friendly home essentials and cleaning products made to refill forever.
They provide you with a one-time glass or metal dispenser for each product and send you refill tablets in recyclable or compostable packaging at a frequency that you decide.
Package Free provides the most sustainable versions of products that you use daily. Their products use zero or minimal packaging and eliminate single-use plastic from your everyday routines. They also ship 100% plastic free.
Patagonia is a designer of outdoor clothing and gear for the silent sports: climbing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running.
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Why It Matters
Plastic production has grown massively over the past century - mostly for short term use. Reducing the amount of plastic used in nondurable products can significantly reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and plastic waste.