5 Sustainable Brands That Forecast the Future

As a sustainable brand ourselves, we salute other brands dedicated to the cause of a cleaner planet, sustainable practices, and contributing to good in the world. And creating products that consumers love, as shown by these swimwear reviews. Check out these brands we think make the cut.

Green Toys

Since sustainability is all about the future, producing toys made out of plastic recycled from milk jugs is a natural fit. That exactly what Green Toys does. Their system keeps plastic out of landfills, which is good for the environment, saves energy, and reduces their carbon footprint. Their product demonstrates that things that are usually thrown away can become something new and different. They also show how plastic can be considered a resource.

In addition to producing products made of 100% post-consumer high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Green Toys also uses 100% recycled cardboard in their packaging and packaging components made of 100% recycled single-use water bottles.

Pela

Our commitment to the oceans is strong, and that’s just one of the reasons we like Pela. Driven by their mission to be at the forefront of a waste-free future, they are convinced, as we are, that technology exists to make the products we use every day without waste that ends up in landfills and on our beaches. While we were inspired by water bottles washing up on the beaches we love, they were inspired by learning about the 60,000 or more plastic phone cases tossed in the garbage each year. This led to the first 100% biodegradable phone case. They have since expanded into air pod cases, smartwatch bands, and accessories such as cardholders and phone grips.

Founder Jeremy Lang saw first-hand the damage plastic did to the ocean while on vacation with his family in Hawaii, and his products have become popular among surfers of all ages. You know if surfers like them, they pass the good-for-the-environment test. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, they also donate a portion of their sales to causes they care about.

Yes Straws

Most of us have seen the heartbreaking video of the sea turtle with a straw up its nostril. This video raised awareness of the effect disposable plastic straws have on marine life and inspired major cities such as Washington, DC, Portland, Seattle, and Milwaukee, as well as states including California and Virginia to change their straw policies. Brands like SeaWorld, Starbucks, and Hyatt have also followed suit.

From these initiatives rose eco-friendly straw alternatives, such as YesStraws. Of all the eco-friendly straw alternatives, these rank among our faves. Made from natural materials, these straws are 100% biodegradable, so you can sip on your favorite beverage without feeling guilty about hurting marine life. Not only the straws biodegradable and compostable, but they are also made from renewable raw materials such as fast-growing cane and wheat stems.

Numi Tea

If what you sip with is sustainable, what you sip on should also be sustainable. And you won’t find a more eco-friendly, sustainably produced tea to sip on than Numi Tea. They are driven by their mission to unite mind, body, and spirit through tea. They carry their mission to help protect our planet through everything they do. From sustainable packaging to tracking carbon emission throughout their entire production process to donating to environmental nonprofits, they not only talk the talk, they really walk the walk. Every step from sourcing, producing, to selling their tea is sustainably sound.

Who Gives a Crap

Toilet paper is one of those things we all know isn’t as environmentally sound as we’d like, but we can’t live without it. Enter Who Gives a Crap. Their products are entirely plastic-free – no plastic wrapper around the rolls – and they offer options made from 100% bamboo or 100% recycled paper. In addition, they donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets for communities without sanitation around the world.