Before you buy new, we always recommend thinking about a way to re-use, buy used, or find a complementary product that avoids making a new purchase. For when you do need to eat (yes, that’s us using green sarcasm), or when you need or want that new product or service, below are some options we recommend. The recommendations try to account for the entire life cycle of the product and the many impacts it will have on our health and environment. We always try to find locally-made products, or products sold by small businesses to reduce the transportation carbon footprint of the products we recommend. While we can’t be perfect consumers, here are some responsible consumer choices:
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USDA Biobased, Renewable and Sustainable: ECO-Planets wheat drinking straws help save the planet one sip at a time. Made from all natural plant stems, wheat to be exact, these disposable, eco-friendly straws biodegrade in the compost. They are designed specifically not to get soggy. You can also cut to desired height.
FEEL GOOD, DO GOOD: Our chewy and crunchy nut clusters are sustainably made with responsibly sourced organic whole food ingredients and made in the USA with 100% renewable energy. Waste is recycled, up-cycled, and composted. 2 cents from every box sold is donated directly to Girls on the Run a national program dedicated to empowering and inspiring young girls through education in health, self-respect and leadership. These certified paleo snacks are KETO Approved foods, and vegan with PALEO, and ORGANIC certifications!
Sold as a 6 pack, these paper towels are made from at least 80% post-consumer recycled fiber. They are also processed without chlorine and have no added dyes or fragrances.