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48 Eco Friendly Products You Can Buy Today to Help Stop Plastic Pollution

20 Jan, 2024 6420

To say plastic pollution is a widespread problem is not doing it justice: 

  • One million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from plastic pollution in our oceans.

Think the problem is too big for you to make an impact?

Think again.

We put together this list of eco friendly products to show you just how easy it can be to replace some of the plastic products you buy and support those making products out of recycled plastic. By replacing them, you can virtually eliminate your single use plastic waste in that area. By purchasing recycled plastic products you are helping to close the loop of the circular economy.

One of the best ways to fight plastic pollution is to live by example and ensure the products you buy are produced with both ethics and the environment in mind.

Also, don't forget to share the journey with your friends and family.  The more friends you convince, the more people you share articles like this one with, the more people will begin using environmentally friendly products in their everyday lives, and that is how we change the world.

Scroll down to see where you can make some simple changes with eco-friendly products that can have big impacts on your environmental footprint.

1. Pod Star reusable Coffee Pods

Introducing Pod Star Capsules: Revolutionizing Your Coffee Experience!

Go Green, Sip Smart: Stop contributing to the 27 million disposable coffee capsules dumped in landfills daily. Choose Pod Star – the eco-friendly, reusable coffee capsule crafted from premium food-grade stainless steel. It's not just good for Earth, it's also light on your pocket!

Savvy Savings: At just 40c per pod, your initial investment swiftly recovers. Say goodbye to recurring expenses on single-use capsules!

Your Coffee, Your Way: Liberate your taste buds! Fill your Pod Star capsule with freshly ground coffee from your trusted barista, any bean variety of your choice, grind it yourself with Pod Star's hand-held grinder, or indulge in Pod Star's exclusive range of freshly roasted and ground fair-trade coffee.

Easy to Use: Scoop, tamp, and screw. It's that simple! Discover the joy of the freshest brew every time you sip.

Zero Waste, All Taste: After relishing your perfect cup, don’t discard the used grounds. Enrich your garden with them and watch it flourish.

Commitment to Our Planet: Every Pod Star capsule you use is a step towards a sustainable future. Embark on a zero-waste journey, one cup at a time.

Join the Pod Star Revolution! With a range of pods designed to fit various machines, elevate your coffee game and champion sustainability. Sip responsibly with every brew.

Pod Star offer free shipping over $80, and as a special offer to readers use the code ONYAPOD15 for 15% off!

Reusable Coffee Pods | Stainless Steel Coffee Pods | Pod Star

2. Vegan Leather Tote

Some of the world’s top fashion houses are now replacing animal leathers with vegan leathers made from fruit. Many people believe the leather industry is a by-product of the meat industry, but it’s not. Most leather is processed in countries where there are little or no welfare laws for animals (or humans that make the leather, who are often subjected to toxic chemicals from the tanning process, which then go into the water supplies, and harm marine wildlife too). This apple skin tote is a vibrant beautiful urban shopper, which is lightweight but strong enough to hold a laptop.

vegan leathers (made from fruit!) - blessed earth gifts

3. Toilet Paper

Who Gives a Crap? sells extra-cushy 3-ply bamboo bathroom tissue in colourful paper packs. The co-founder (after learning that 800 children under 5 die daily from diseases caused by poor water and sanitation) decided to set this company up with his friends, donating 50% of profits to provide clean sanitation in developing countries. For the crowdfunding campaign, he sat on a toilet in their draughty warehouse and refused to move, until they raised enough pre-orders to start production. It took 50 hours, but they did it!

Toilet paper that builds toilets | Who Gives A Crap Australia

4. Sustainable watches

The Sustainable Watch Company (England) is one of the most eco-friendly watch companies around. All watches are handmade from recycled furniture wood, in a variety of styles. This climate-positive business offsets carbon with every order, and plants 10 trees for each watch sold, which is also sent in beautiful zero-waste packaging. The watch straps (all vegan-friendly) are also made from recycled wood and you can choose to buy just the straps, if you already own a watch.

Check Out Anipal's Collection

5. Wombat Steel Kitchen Compost Bin

Collecting food scraps and composting is made easy!

Made from sturdy steel, this compost bin also features a built-in charcoal filter on the underside of the lid. The filter allows air to pass into the bin, keeping food scraps odour-free and preventing them from sweating and becoming slimy.

The Wombat Compost Bin is the perfect size for your kitchen counter or under the sink for easy access and can be used in small apartments, bathrooms, vans or caravans.

Wombat Steel Kitchen Compost Bin

6. The Carry-on closet

A patented Five-Shelf Shelving System with an easily accessible USB charging port, frictionless wheels, a three-digit lock and an unbreakable polycarbonate shell with an aluminum frame combine to make the Carry-On Closet the perfect suitcase.

It cleans up 2.7 kilos of ocean-bound plastic from coastal communities, and its interior Shore-Tex® lining is made from 100% recycled plastic.

Carry-on Closet Solgaard

7. The Happy Sparrow Silk Dental Floss

The Happy Sparrow Dental Floss packed in a refillable stainless steel container is the toughest eco-friendly natural dental floss on the market.

The floss is made from 100% mulberry silk and gives superior performance to polyester or bamboo / polyester blend flosses which are prone to breaking. It's packed in a stainless steel jar with a stainless steel lid. Refill packs are available.

The Happy Sparrow Silk Dental Floss

8. Modibodi period underwear

Modibodi is an Australian company making beautiful, comfortable, scientifically supported underwear to protect women against sweat, light bladder leaks, period overflow and spotting. Modibodi's period underwear technology uses a high quality, fibre blend including Bamboo and Merino Wool to produce their light leakage and period underwear.

The Original Period & Incontinence Underwear | Modibodi AU

9. The Naked Soap Company Dishwashing Soap Bar

The grime busting dishwashing soap bar by The Naked Soap Company is a cleaning powerhouse with its grime-fighting sudsy lather. Cuts through stubborn grime on your pots, pans and dishes. With added shea butter to replenish your hands. 

The combination of Olive Oil, Shea Butter & Coconut work to loosen the grime on your dishes & soften your skin. Free from fragrance, SLSs and Parabens, it's gentle on your sensitive skin & kind on our Planet.

Each 375gm soap bar can replace up to 6 plastic bottles of dishwashing liquid & lasts up to 4 months (based on real customer feedback). 100% vegan, cruelty-free & palm-oil free. Used code DIMINISH15 for a 15% discount!

The Naked Soap Company Dishwashing Soap Bar

10. Stainless steel pegs

Peg Star Lifetime Pegs: Where Quality Meets Sustainability

Tired of disposable pegs? Fed up with fragile plastic pegs that snap or wooden ones that warp? In our age of escalating environmental concerns, the importance of sustainability and waste reduction has never been more paramount.

Introducing Peg Star Lifetime Pegs – the ultimate fusion of durability and eco-responsibility. Not only will these pegs serve you for years, but they'll also significantly reduce the waste generated by disposable alternatives.

Why Choose Stainless Steel Pegs? Crafted from 316 marine grade stainless steel, these pegs defy Australia's harsh weather. Oxidation? Rust? Not with these pegs! Your laundry will remain in place, no matter the conditions. Stainless steel ensures no mould and keeps your garments pristine. Their long-lasting nature supports a reduce-and-reuse lifestyle, making them a top choice for those committed to a sustainable living approach.

As a special offer to readers use code ONYAPEG50 for 50% off!

Stainless Steel Pegs | Top Quality | Large – Pod Star

11. Afends clothing

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world. The environmental damage that it causes is devastating, but we believe there are solutions and alternatives to these issues. Considered an environmental super fibre, Hemp is one of the most durable and economically viable all-natural threads. The Afends Hemp Revolution is their way of promoting sustainability to  consumers as well as the surf and fashion industries. The fashion industry alone is one of the biggest contributors of pesticides worldwide mainly due to cotton farming.

Check OutAfends Official - Byron Bay Clothing & Fashion Label

12. Reusable Baking Mats

Introducing Little Pepino's reusable silicone baking mats. Made from food-grade silicone material, these mats are non-toxic, odourless, and safe for use in the oven, microwave, or freezer.

Featuring a non-stick surface, these baking mats make it easy to prepare and cook your favourite dishes, including pastries, cookies, macaroons, pizza, and more. They are heat resistant up to 250°C, ensuring that your food cooks evenly without burning or sticking to the surface.

Little Pepino Reusable Baking Mats – 2 pack | Banish Australia

13. Bellroy wallets

Bellroy craft wallets from environmentally certified leathers and other sustainable materials. They're durable, slim, and designed for modern needs.

They select their materials based on a balance of functionality, durability and their ability to age gracefully. They're also committed to making them environmentally sustainable – using fabrics made from recycled and plant-derived materials, and sourcing leathers with the least environmental impact. Another B Corp Certified company!

They leather for things like wallets and zip pulls, because it feels great in hand, and stands up to the test of time. They only use the best leather they can source, from Leather Working Group gold-rated tanneries.

The 100% recycled polyester and nylon fabrics they use in their bags and pouches perform just as well as virgin materials, with far less impact on the environment.

The soft-touch polymer is made with renewable, bio-based materials, mixed with bamboo fiber for an intriguing visual texture. It is fully compostable

Bellroy | Considered Carry Goods: Wallets, Bags, Phone Cases & More

14. Unpaper Towels

Mopping up spills and wiping up the daily kitchen mess has never been easier or more convenient with these ingeniously designed "Unpaper Towels".

The towels are handmade from one ply absorbent cotton flannelette and therefore naturally cling to each other so you can easily roll them on and off of your paper towel dispenser for easy use and storage. Not only will you save money and avoid plastic packaging by swapping to Unpaper Towels but you'll also save trees from deforestation and reduce the amount of disposable paper towels going to landfill.

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15. Avocado Facial Cleanser

Mindfully handmade in small batches in South Australia, this best selling all natural facial cleanser is gentle on your skin and will help to remove impurities and blemishes.

Enriched with tea tree oil (antibacterial) and aloe vera (antioxidant) it will help to restore and refreshen your skin to a glowing youthful state.

Simply wet the cleansing bar to generate suds and use your hands or make-up wipes to wash away grime. Its added moisturising oils and natural butters will leave your skin feeling silky smooth (but not greasy). 100% vegan, cruelty-free & palm-oil free. Use code DIMINISH15 for a 15% discount!

The Naked Soap Company Avocado Facial Cleanser (diminish.com.au)

16. Bamboozld socks and underwear

Bamboozld is a premium Australian brand that offers a range of high-quality and sustainable socks and underwear for men and women. The Bamboozld collection of mens underwear and socks, as well as womens socks, is designed with comfort, durability, and style in mind. Made from eco-friendly bamboo fibers, Bamboozld products are naturally breathable and moisture-wicking, ensuring maximum comfort and hygiene. The bamboo-based materials are also hypoallergenic, making them perfect for people with sensitive skin.

Bamboozld | Bamboo Socks & Underwear Australia

17. World Wildlife Fund rPET Umbrella

An umbrella that's stylish, hardy and eco friendly. The fabulous folding umbrellas from WWF are ethically produced with material made from 100% recycled post consumer water bottles and is both soft and durable.

You can choose from beautiful oceans, fantastic forests or WWF’s iconic panda design. Each umbrella is made from 5.2 recycled plastic bottles.

Check Out WWF's rPET Umbrellas

18. Vegan Shoes

Quality vegan shoes are made of several materials. You can of course find rope/jute sandals and natural rubber wellies etc. But for ‘everyday shoes’, the main material is Microfiber, which is gradually becoming more and more biodegradable, thanks to inventions like fruit leathers, which use up the waste from industry (apples, grapes, pineapples, cactus).

Easy to clean with a jar of dubbin, invest in a couple of pairs and wear on alternate days, and you should be sorted.

Where to find quality vegan shoes - Blessed Earth gifts

19. Compostable cleaning bundle

With one of each of our compostable brushes this combo will make cleaning a joy for you and the planet. These brushes all have bamboo handles and the bristles are made from sisal fibres so which means they're soft on your dishes and the planet.

Made from nothing but natural materials, they are 100% home compostable, vegan and perfect for cleaning grime from your pots and pans.

Banish 

20. Ever Eco silicone pouches

The perfect waste-free alternative to single-use zip-lock bags is here! Introducing the Reusable Silicone Food Pouches by Ever Eco. These pouches are a great way to avoid single-use plastic and are ideal for storing fresh and frozen veggies, meat, sandwiches, and snacks. You can even steam veggies in the microwave with them, marinate roast potatoes, or save space in your fridge since they can either lay flat or stand upright. Made from 100% food-grade silicone, these pouches are safe, durable, and transparent, allowing easy identification of stored food. The sliding lock ensures an airtight seal, which keeps food fresh for an extended period and protected from external bacteria.

They offer numerous benefits for both individuals and the environment. These pouches are free from plastic and prevent harmful toxins from leaching into your food. They're naturally durable, water-resistant, and hypoallergenic. Plus, they are suitable for various environments, from the fridge and freezer to the dishwasher and microwave. The pouch itself can withstand temperatures from -40 to 230°C, while the slider can handle temperatures from -40 to 120°C.

Australian Waste-free & Toxin-Free brands only | Go For Zero Australia


21. Cleaning pods - just add water

Ecyo - Cleaning Pods for Spray Bottles: Ecyo’s eco-friendly cleaning pods are not only an innovative alternative to unsustainable supermarket bought cleaners but they’re also really effective and efficient cleaners.

The highly concentrated cleaning pods fully dissolve in water so you can completely avoid single use plastic cleaning bottles while also avoiding the harsh chemicals. Simply drop a pod in a repurposed spray bottle (or one of our recycled plastic spray bottles) and add water.

Dissolvable Cleaning Pods – ecyoaste Bags

22. Shave soap

Biome Divine Shave Soap in Tin 120g. Shave soap packaged in a reusable tin, by Biome. Handmade in Australia from all natural ingredients, treat your skin to a moisturising and protective, divine lather without impacting the planet, it smells spectacular! Zero waste, long lasting, and easy to use. Also available unpackaged.

Biome Divine Shave Soap

23. Women's Activewear Online Australia – Nimble Activewear

Traditional polyester and nylon is made using non-renewable fossil fuels, and contributes to pollution through the entire garment lifecycle.
In 2017 Nimble Activewear started using polyester made from recycled plastic bottles, which has a significantly lower carbon footprint than conventional. Each kg of mechanically recycled polyester represents a reduction in GHG emissions by more than 70% as compared to virgin polyester.

Women's Activewear Online Australia – Nimble Activewear

24. Sand free beach towels

You will love these sand free beach towels by Bok Beach Life. Made from 20 recycled plastic bottles, soft and super absorbent, you will enjoy leaving the sand at the beach after a fun day out with your family and friends. These towels fold down to fit into their handy travel pouch or fold flat to take up less room in your luggage when travelling.

CSand free beach towels - Bok Beach Life -

25. Stainless Steel Drink Bottles

Stainless Steel Drink Bottles - eco friendly products

Did You Know?
Every minute, around the globe, humans purchase a staggering one million plastic bottles.

This vast consumption isn't only financially costly with bottled water being an expensive choice, but it also exacts a terrible toll on our environment. Beyond the environmental impact, plastic and aluminum bottles pose potential health risks, often due to chemicals like BPA that can seep into your water.

Drinking enough water is essential for our well-being. But how you choose to drink it matters. The Onya Stainless Steel Drink Bottle stands out as a beacon of sustainable and healthy hydration. Made from food-grade 304 stainless steel - the trusted material within the food and beverage industries - our bottles are built without the need for linings and will never retain or leach flavours. Regardless of the number of refills or the beverage choice, your drink remains fresh and delightful.

The design of our drink bottle takes into consideration both function and form. Its curved ergonomic design ensures a comfortable grip, reducing the chances of slips. Yet, even if it does encounter a fall, the bottle's engineering is crafted to withstand common impacts. Crafted from the thickest possible grade of stainless steel, it offers durability without the burden of weight, aiming to serve you for years to come.

Drinkware - Onya 

26. HoneyBee Wraps

Australian Made and owned Honeybee wraps use an antibacterial blend of ingredients. These are the thickest, longest-lasting wraps on the market. Honeybee Wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap and a fantastic food preserver. By using a beeswax food wrap you are helping to reduce the 8 million tons of plastic that enters our oceans each year!

Beeswax Wrap Supplier | Beeswax Wrap Australia | HoneyBee Wrap

27. Guppyfriend Washing bags

Synthetic fabrics lose microplastics, especially in your washing machine. The particles ultimately end up in rivers and oceans and harm nature and our health. With the GUPPYFRIEND washing bag, this is prevented. The bag reduces fibre shedding during washing thereby protecting your clothes, and it reliably filters microplastic fibres out before they pollute water. That’s good for you, your clothes and the environment.

  • High-tech filter material that itself doesn’t lose fibres
  • Reduces pilling and protects your clothes
  • Reminds us to adjust our washing and buying behaviours
  • Size 50 x 74 cm

GUPPYFRIEND | Washing Bag -

28. Will + Bear Sustainable hats

Designed with circularity in mind, these hats are hand crafted from natural fibres that won’t cost the earth.

Will + Bear are committed to producing high-quality headwear that lasts a lifetime by using natural, biodegradable and recycled fibres as our main materials. They are constantly searching for innovative or recycled materials that will reduce our reliance on new fibres & replace the small amount of PET they have in their range.

Like Onya, Will + Bear are B Corp Certified, the highest verified standard of social and environmental impact.

Will & Bear Hat Co.

29. Reusable Lunch Wraps

Resable Lunch Wrap - eco friendly products

Every day, millions of people pack their lunches using disposable wraps that may seem harmless. But when you consider the collective choice of using single-use plastic across the globe, the environmental toll is staggering.

The Onya Reusable Lunch Wrap, fashioned from recycled PET bottles, is not only a solution to curbing this plastic pollution but also a versatile tool for daily life. Its adaptability matches the conventional plastic wrap and foil – able to conform to nearly any shape, be it a sandwich, pastry, or any other delicacy. And for school children, there's an added bonus: the Onya wrap can double as a plate! Whether it's lunchtime in the cafeteria or a picnic during a field trip, students can unwrap their food and use the Onya wrap as a clean surface to eat from.

Unlike wax wraps which can sometimes be sticky and less user-friendly, the Onya Reusable Lunch Wrap is designed for optimal convenience. It's durable, long-lasting, and remains in impeccable condition even after extended use and storage.

Making the switch to Onya's reusable wrap is a straightforward yet impactful way to benefit both our planet and the daily routines of countless individual. It's a wrap, a plate, and a pledge to a greener, sustainable future. Choose Onya, and let's make every lunchtime an eco-friendly one.

Reusable Wraps | Buy Reusable Sandwich Wraps Online Australia (onyalife.com)

30. Bambiki bamboo toothbrushes

In Australia, over 100 million plastic toothbrushes are consumed every year. Our used plastic toothbrushes take over 500 years to degrade causing land, air and water pollution.

Bamkiki is proudly Australian designed and owned. Our eco-friendly and natural bamboo toothbrushes are made from sustainably sourced MOSO(Phyllostachys edulis) bamboo.

BAMKIKI - Australia's biodegradable bamboo toothbrush

31. Tirtyl Laundry sheets

These zero-waste laundry detergent sheets have been recognised in the industry as meeting the highest standards for sustainability, health and responsible manufacturing.

The pre-measured sheets are each equivalent to 50g of powder or liquids and can be torn in half for smaller loads.

Easy to use, cost-effective and zero-waste. What's not to love?

Laundry Detergent Sheets | Tirtyl

32. One Seed Perfume

Since 2009, ONE SEED have been designing and making perfumes with care from their studio in Adelaide, South Australia. One Seed believe that the natural world has given them the tools they need to create the best smelling perfumes possible, and they choose to celebrate this by working with materials that are pure, botanical and cruelty-free.
Using all-natural ingredients with at least 80% organic content, they are gentle on both the skin and the environment.
Natural fragrance has the ability to create complex scent profiles that change in depth and character when in contact with skin. This means that when you wear a ONE SEED perfume, you are experiencing a version of that fragrance that is completely individual to you, and we think that’s pretty special.

ONE SEED organic perfume

33. Wotnot Naturals

Skin is the largest organ in the body and Wotnot believes the best way to future-proof baby’s sensitive skin from irritation and a build-up of chemicals is to use natural formulations, free from toxins, cheap product fillers, and synthetic fragrances. Wotnot is the home of 100% eco-friendly baby products that are out-perform conventional brands and are toxin free.

Their baby range offers wipes, sunscreen, nappies and skincare.

Wotnot Naturals

34. Ecotan

Produces certified organic self-tanning and skincare products including Natural Tanning, Skincare, Makeup and Body Care. Certified Organic. All Natural. Proudly Vegan. Cruelty Free. Toxic Free. Australian Made & Owned. Innovative Green Packaging. Global Multi-Award Winning Company.

Collections (ecotan.com.au)

35. Certified Compostable Bin Liners

Compostable Bag Bin Liners - eco friendly products

Go Green with Onya's Compostable Bags!

Seeking an eco-friendly alternative for home use and beyond? Onya's certified compostable bin liners and waste bags are your answer. Perfect for dog walks, camping, household waste, or on-the-go nappy changes. They're hygienic, convenient, and guilt-free.

Why Choose Onya's Compostable bin liners and Dog Waste Bags?

  • Made from 100% GMO, Palm Oil, & Petrochemical Free plant-based materials.
  • Superior tear & puncture resistance with 25 bags per roll. Certified compostable across Australian, European, USA & Japanese standards. 
  •  Dog bags have a handy carry pouch with a carabiner clip ensures  you always have it Onya. Comes with 30 compostable bags and easily refillable with our 30-bag refill packs.
  • Decomposes within 12 weeks in industrial composting; longer in home composting, but still fully degrades.
  • Comes with 30 compostable bags and easily refillable with our 30-bag refill packs.

Switch to Onya for home and outdoor use. Your Earth, Your Choice.

Compostable Disposal Bags

36. Pela phone cases

When protecting your phone, there are plenty of plastic phone cases on the market. But hopefully, you’re looking for something that protects your device and is environmentally friendly. In that case, the Pela compostable cell phone case is the perfect eco friendly choice.

Pela is a brand devoted to being waste-free. Forget a biodegradable phone case, Pela produce fully compostable phone cases, free of harmful substances such as lead, cadmium, and BPA. Made with their blend of biopolymers and Canadian flax.

Pela also donates to various charities worldwide, helping to positively impact people, communities in need, and preservation initiatives like ocean cleanup.

Pela phone cases

37. Reusable rPET bags

Onya's Ultimate Sustainable Shopping Experience!

Transform your shopping routine with Onya's eco-friendly ensemble: our tote, shopping, produce, bread, bulk food bags, and the stylish side bag.

Onya Tote Bag:
Carry it all with our versatile tote. From jars to Onya's range of shopping and produce bags, this tote accommodates them all. Thoughtfully compact, it easily folds into a pocket-sized pouch, always ready for your next outing.

Onya Shopping Bag:
Ditch those disposable plastic bags. Our durable and reusable shopping bag is designed for all your grocery essentials, offering both strength and style.

Onya Produce Bag:
Select, weigh, and store your fruits and veggies transparently. Our produce bags make it easy to skip those single-use plastics at the produce aisle.

Onya Bread Bag:
Freshness without the waste. Our bread bag ensures your loaf stays crusty on the outside, soft on the inside, all while minimizing plastic waste.

Onya Bulk Food Bag:
For all your bulk shopping needs, from grains to granolas, these bags stand as a testament to convenience meets sustainability.

Onya Side Bag:
Elegance meets functionality. Perfect for your daily essentials, the side bag complements your sustainable shopping spree or even a day out in the city.

Why Choose Onya?
All Onya products are conscientiously crafted from BPA-free, food-safe recycled plastic drink bottles. This isn’t just about sustainability, but also about providing products that offer unmatched quality and convenience.

Elevate your shopping game and everyday style with Onya. Be part of the eco-conscious revolution. Shop smart. Shop Onya.

Everyday Bags Archives - Onya (onyalife.com)

38. The Australian Superfood Co 

Bushfoods have been sustaining Indigenous Australians as a source of food and medicine for over 70,000 years. Since 2015, The Australian Superfood Co has brought these nutritious and versatile ingredients into your kitchen in the form of freeze-dried powders, liquid extracts and dehydrated produce. Australian native foods are nutritious and delicious, with a deep-rooted culture and history. It’s exciting to see Australia’s food industry experimenting with different flavours and nutrients, and celebrating the story of our native ingredients, with many Australians supporting this direction through their purchasing behaviours and conversations.

The Australian Superfood Co

39. Kester Black

Produces ethically-made, sustainable nail polish and cosmetics.

Another B Corp Certified company, Kester Black believes businesses are ultimately responsible for ethically producing and disposing of the products and packaging they create. They take a product-first approach to their formulations and never settle for anything less than high-performance results. Working with their manufacturers, they've managed to achieve this without compromising on our vegan and cruelty-free values, and with 8,500+ reviews and an average rating of 4.8/5 stars, their customers agree!

Kester Black Australia

40. Outland Denim

Outland Denim is a brand that is committed to the planet and to the people who inhabit it now and in the future. Outland become the first Australian, and second denim brand globally, to become B Corporation™ certified.

Each Outland Denim piece is made with the cleanest raw materials sourced from across the globe with care and integrity by designers who are passionate about sustainability. They prioritise sustainable, vegan-friendly raw materials, and biodegradable packaging.

Outland Denim

41. Oceanzen

Every year around 640, 000 tonnes of 'ghost fishing gear’ enter our ocean and become adrift. These can stay in the ocean for up to 600 years and are the silent killers of our marine life. Whales, seals, sharks, dolphins, turtles and so many more precious marine species are subject to suffocation and slow, painful deaths. In 2014, Oceanzen pioneered the use of a revolutionary fabric that supports the removal of marine debris from our oceans. They manufacture sustainable swimwear made of nylon waste such as recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets that have been recovered from our oceans and recycled. By regenerating waste, they're not only making it new again but saving a whole heap of precious, finite resources and energy whilst also reducing carbon emissions.

OceanZen

42. The Very Good Bra

Fashion with purpose, where each piece not only resonates with the environment's rhythm but also offers a beautiful and well-fitting silhouette. Garments, from the soft touch of organic cotton to the silky embrace of tencel, combine style with a commitment to a toxin-free, synthetic-free ethos. Shunning harmful toxins and synthetics, omitting spandex, polyester, and nylon. The entire range, from elastics to labels, enriches the soil upon disposal, rather than polluting it. A steadfast commitment to a plastic-free world. No animal products in the manufacturing process, ensuring compassion in every stitch.

Material features include organic cotton from Turkey, dyed in Melbourne; Lenzing-approved tencel; Europe's Liberty Fabric Organic Cotton, printed eco-friendly in Italy; natural tree-rubber elastics; Oeko-tex certified hooks & eyes; and carbon-efficient labels using Eco Passport Oeko-Tex inks.

Garments arrive in recyclable tissue paper. Mailers are compostable or recyclable, with a shift to all compostable on the horizon.

Beauty, fit, and sustainability combined.

The Very Good Bra

43. Ettitude bedding and bath essentials

Bamboo is the most resource efficient plant on earth.Ettitude's Clean Bamboo is sourced from FSC-certified sustainable forests and made in a non-toxic, closed-loop system that recycles 98% of water. Compared to a cotton sheet set, our signature sheet set:Uses 500x less water. That’s enough to save 30,998 litres—as much as 93 Americans use in a day.Produces 52% fewer carbon emissions, saving 25.9kg—the equivalent to driving 103 kilometers.

Ettitude is a Climate Neutral certified company. They measure, reduce and offset all of the carbon it takes to make and deliver every ettitude product. By offsetting their emissions through sustainable bamboo reforestation in Nicaragua, they are contributing to a healthier planet for all. ettitude | Bamboo Bedding, Bath and Sleep Essentials 

44. Surf mud sunscreen

A natural zinc-based tinted covering cream – made by surfers, for surfers. Designed for use by aquatic and outdoor enthusiasts, Surfmud is a natural, zinc-based cream developed by surfers to help guard their skin during long hours of surfing in rough ocean conditions. This long-lasting, handmade formulation offers protection against the harsh effects of the surf and wind by creating a protective barrier between the skin and the external environment.

Surf mud use only recycled and recyclable, and landfill biodegradable packaging,

Surfmud

45. Etiko

Committed to creating a better world for all, multi award-winning Etiko is the brand that helps you shop your Etiko values and wear what you believe in. In an era of fast-fashion, exploitation and environmental degradation, it has never been more important to stand out from the crowd. Rise up from the rest and be part of the Etiko fashion revolution that prioritises people and the planet above all else.

Etiko means ethical, and it’s time for all to 'walk the talk'.

Etiko | Australia's Most Ethical Clothing Brand | Fair Trade Certified

46. Tactica

This Australian brand offers the M.100 multi-tool made from a composite material derived from recycled materials. It's compact, lightweight, and incredibly versatile for everyday tasks. With 17 Tools in one lightweight package, you're prepared for anything with the ultimate in Everyday Carry. Features a magnetic screwdriver, wrenches, a box opener and more.

Tactica

47. Seljak blankets

Seljak work with a range of suppliers in Australia and Europe to weave recycled wool blankets that are recyclable at the end of their useful life.

The award-winning blankets are made from factory floor offcuts, deadstock yarn, or post-consumer textiles waste like old woollen jumpers. Recycling wool is important because it’s too precious to throw in the bin. Wool is a natural fibre that is incredibly hard to replicate – it’s a renewable resource, it is odour and stain resistant, antibacterial, lightweight, breathable and insulating. After your blanket has enjoyed a long, adventurous life, you can post it back to them for recycling in exchange for a $40 discount off your next Seljak Brand blanket.

Seljak Brand recycled wool blankets

48. ECO Modern Essential Oils

ECO. products are defined by quality and transparency. Their ingredients are harvested from ethical sources ensuring social and environmental integrity. All of the essential oils are GC/MS tested both internally and by a third party before they are bottled to ensure the highest purity and quality of their chemical composition. ECO aim to simplify and minimise their packaging using recycled materials and soy based inks. ECO work with local suppliers and partners to reduce otheir carbon footprint and support the local economy, and recycle their products with TerraCycle®via their Zero Waste Box™ solution, ensuring none of their products end up in landfill. This applies to all ECO. products including essential oil and DIY glass bottles, plastic pumps, dripper inserts and black plastic caps. Return your empty products to them and receive $15 off your next order.

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Everyday items for the Eco Warrior: Where to find the best eco friendly products to reduce plastic waste

The single most important issue facing modern humanity is climate change. We’ve all seen the evidence in our climate and in disturbing images from across the globe all over the news. The question is: what can we do about it? The key to tackling climate change is both macro and micro. It’s important that we, as individuals, take up the cause just as strongly as governments and corporations could and should. That’s where Onya and our reusable products come in. We understand what it means to live responsibly  in a modern world and apply those principles to all aspects of our business and in our daily lives.

In order to make the changes we want to see happen, we know the key to success is finding ways of adjusting your habits in a way that complements your current lifestyle. Habits won’t stick if they require a drastic change in behaviour so Onya began with a simple mission; Create innovative, environmentally friendly solutions that easily fit into your life. We are here to bring you solutions that make a difference, right to your doorstep. Australian based Onya has been offering the world innovative solutions to single use plastic waste since 2004.

What is the problem? How do we fix it?

The big problem, as we all know, is the long-term increase of the Earth’s temperature. We humans have been wreaking havoc on our atmosphere for a long time, and now our chickens are well and truly home to roost. Plastic is littering our oceans; our landfill is land-filled, and we throw away more and more each year.

We can all lessen our impact with  a simple approach. The six ‘R’s we live our lives by are: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle and Rot. If we can try and keep these principles in mind when making daily decisions, then we can start making a positive impact on our surroundings.

Onya goes that one step further. We are a B Corp certified company which, put plainly, means we have an obligation to meet the very highest of social and environmental standards. B Corps balance their profit with their purpose so that you, the consumer, know that your dollars do good.

We partner with only those who match our ethical commitments to ensure that we  bring you products manufactured the right way. Ethically made in China, our produce ranges are made by companies whose values echo our own and we have been working with them for many years. Every partner we work with is approved as socially and environmentally conscious. We prioritise proper workers’ rights, community impact, environmental credentials and, of course, you, our customer.

 

 

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