Plastic - free Brands
🌎 Earthday 2021 We can all be a part of this amazing eco-friendly movement that is reaching more and more people every day! Here are extra tools:
🥤Reusable straws to reduce the 8 billion plastic straws that pollute the world’s beaches,
🧤Eco plant-based gloves, bags, cling wrap, utensils masks
👙 Reusable razors 2 Billion razors are tossed every year
Plastic-free pregnancy test. The only one is on my page
Plastic-free water is my favorite and the purest.
✨Eco glitter! Conventional glitter is made of microplastic and aluminum.
51 trillion microplastic particles are found in the world’s oceans.
Washer filter to prevent washing out synthetic microfibers from polyester and acrylic clothing going down the drain
Palm oil-free products
Which is responsible for deforestation
📪 JUNK MAIL - free
Junk mail-free: 11.6 Billion pounds of junk mail is delivered yearly. Sign-up for online paperless billing. Return junk mail unopened and write on the envelope: “Refused. Return to sender.” Extra tips on my blog.
🐠REEF FRIENDLY sunscreens
Reef-friendly sunscreen. Conventional sunscreens containing oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, and octisalate are responsible for bleaching our precious coral reefs. Choose mineral sunscreen and kip sunscreen spray, toxic to our lungs.
Bleach alternative: Chlorine bleach is linked to ozone depletion, air, and water pollution, endangering local wildlife and marine life.
🏊♀CHLORINE-free and chemical-free pools
Chlorine-free and chemicals-free swimming pools, known as natural pools or ponds, with plant filtration
Choose dry cleaners that use only 1 of these 2 methods: CO2 or wet cleaning. Avoid all other ones, which are polluting and toxic to us!
Follow these hero activists LeonardodiCaprio MarkRuffalo Greta
Now you have all of my tips to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle that respects us and our planet!
Plastic in Makeup, Cosmetics, and Hand Sanitizers
Check that your makeup or cosmetics are organic and don’t contain plastic, according to Greenpeace Italy, these makeup companies contain microplastic Lush 99%, Maybelline 85%, Deborah 84%, Sephora 83%, Wycon 78%.
check the label:
Microplastics are listed as Nylon, Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polymethyl methacrylate
In hand sanitizers as Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
🌎 More than ever, we should be eco-conscious in our actions. There will be a noticeable increase in plastic pollution due to the pandemic.
🌱We have plastic regulations getting rolled back, while at the same time a major increase in the use of disposable plastic protective gear, such as gloves, which often can be seen discarded on the street.
🌱That’s why I gathered all products that are 100% biodegradable, compostable, non-toxic, and 100% plastic-free! We have the choice to not contribute to this plastic invasion worldwide and instead feel like eco-superheroes!
Protect yourself and the world at the same time!
🍃This year’s Earth Day is facing a bigger challenge: COVID-19 pandemic. With the use of disposable products and the need to disinfect, it accelerates pollution and releases toxic material into the environment.
The plastics industry is adding to the situation, and pushing even more during the pandemic to relax Plastic bag restrictions across the country.
🍃Studies warn that the virus may survive the longest on plastic and steel: according to NIH (National Institutes of Health, where Dr. Fauci’s is a physician): “COVID-19 was detectable in aerosols for up to 3 hours, up to 4 hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to 2 to 3 days on plastic and stainless steel.
What can we do?
In this scenario, we can look for 🍃eco-friendly, recyclable gloves, 🍃organic hand sanitizers, 🍃biodegradable wipes, 🍃EPA non-toxic approved disinfectants🍃chlorine-free bleach, 🍃reusable masks, buy 🍃organic food that helps us to stay healthier, organic grocery and meal home-delivery, and reusable face masks! And shop less for unnecessary items. Don’t forget to sign the petition on closing wet markets!
Bonnie Bio products are all made from natural corn and vegetable ingredients with no chemical additives to ensure non-toxicity and allow for complete composting and biodegradability, yet they are as sturdy as traditional plastic. They are incredibly environmentally friendly as they break down back to CO2, water and biomass, which are renewable resources and they don’t leach any toxins into the environment whilst breaking down. We even use soy-based ink to print, which is eco-friendly.
💖 As you requested, I have made a list of my favorite eco-brands that are doing it right.
💚Brands that are making important efforts in packaging and sustainability.
All the brands on my IG and blog are my favorites, otherwise they wouldn’t be shown.
I share only brands that I respect and trust enough to recommend to you, ones that make products that are safer for us and the environment! And I check over every single label!!
Here are the 10 top brands offering eco-friendly packaging, plastic alternatives, and refill programs.
In alphabetical order:
💚 Badger Organics: all their balms come in aluminum tins, their oils come in glass, and their shampoo bar is plastic-free in a recyclable box.
💚 Bonniebio: all their products are made with plastic-free, plant-based, certified compostable and biodegradable products.
💚 Cocokind is offering a new refill program
💚 Evanhealy their entire collection (except lip balm sticks) is made in glass bottles and jars
💚 Go Sili products: cute silicone cups and straws
💚 Reves De Sabine : all her bottles are either in glass or metal, her labels are made with recycled paper, and her new organic fragrance rolls now have bamboo cups!
💚 Raw Elements Usa elements offers organic sunblock in tins
💚 Stasher Bag eco silicone bags
💚 Sunlife Organics is offering their amazing smoothies and bowls in Bonnie Bio products
💚 My dry cleaner does not use plastic packaging and they offer the most eco-friendly method around, FDA approved
Plaine Products Eco-Friendly Plastic-free
💚 This brand not only offers vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-free clean beauty products in eco-friendly packaging, they also offer a refill and recycling program where you can send them back the empty bottles for free. With them, nothing ends up in a landfill!
🍃 This Return Empty Bottles for Reuse is the most eco-friendly way to recycle our empty bottles and a step up to avoid plastic completely
🐠Free of single-use plastic
Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicone, and palm oil
Blended with whole essential oils (instead of synthetic fragrance)
Vegan and non-GMO ingredients
Designed to biodegrade
Baby safe and hypoallergenic
Cruelty-Free, Leaping Bunny certified
Carbon Neutral Shipping
✅ Their unique formulas are carefully selected from nature’s most nutrient- and vitamin-rich plants, minerals, and renewable sources. They are blended and manufactured with care in Florida for Plaine Products.
🌟 Their collection offers natural shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, hand wash, hand sanitizer, hair repair, beauty oil, face wash, face moisturizer, face toner, travel sizes, and the newer unscented version for sensitive skin.
🌸Especially now, we are more prone to embrace companies that make products that satisfy our vision as responsible consumers!
Their approach to sustainable living is an inspiration for all of us and for other companies that are switching to a more eco-friendly production!
🌿 I support this company and the amazing products!
USDA Certified Organic Body Oil
💚 When we analyze a brand, we can scan for many things. It can be their product ingredients, their performance, their sustainability, their respect for us and for nature.
🍃 Eco-friendly, plastic-free packaging is a great way to spot a brand that is doing it right.
We know that not all plastic gets recycled and who wants plastic bottles leaking into our organic products and after use ending up in a landfill anyway?
🐠 Reason to not use plastic packaging:
Only 9% of plastic gets recycled
6.4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean
It can take 20 to 1000 years for a plastic bag to break up
It kills over 1 million seabirds and 100.000 marine creatures every year
It may leach toxins into the product it contains, contaminating an otherwise organic formula
✅ The best option is to skip it and choose eco-friendly alternatives. Many eco brands are embracing this plastic-free approach by offering glass and metal containers or refill programs in plant-based bioplastic and paper. We can more comfortably reward them by supporting their products.
🌟 Like these USDA Certified Organic oil and balm by Badger Organic are a staple for me. They have only a few ingredients and I embrace them for their healing, soothing, and protecting properties such as certified organic olive oil, jojoba, chamomile, and calendula. They are great, not just for babies!
🌸Especially now, after one year of continuous use of hand sanitizer, our skin has absorbed a lot of alcohol, turning it dry. That’s why we need to renourish and replenish deeply our protective layers and these 🌿 USDA Certified Organic products are the best in terms of safety, respect, purity, healing properties, responsibility, and eco-friendliness. And their eco-packaging is so cute!
Organic Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
🐠 Butterbean Original Sunscreen SPF 30 tin has the highest percentage of Certified Organic and Fair Trade coconut oil and shea butter.
The fragrance is derived entirely from these virgin oils and butters. The local beeswax adds a touch of sweetness that their customers rave about.
☀️Butterbean Simple Sunscreen SPF 30 is the workhorse of our sunscreens. This non-aerosol treatment pump makes sunscreen easy to apply, it works in any situation, and gets the job done! In addition to Coconut Oil, Simple Sunscreen uses Certified Organic Olive, Sunflower, and Jojoba Oils to shield the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. These sunscreens will nourish and protect even the most sensitive skin with silky smooth organic goodness.
🐠Good Sun Sport Stick SPF 30 provides safe, effective, and convenient sun protection coupled with recyclable, sustainable, and biodegradable packaging! Good for people and the planet. This little sport stick is a mover and a shaker. Toss in a beach bag or backpack for any fun in the sun adventure. For use on nose, face, ears, or wherever you please!
INGREDIENTS:Active: Non-nano uncoated zinc oxide 22%. * Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum Parkii (Fair Trade Shea) Butter, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E), Polyhydroxystearic Acid
MANDAOrganic Sun Paste (SPF 50) Mineral Sunscreen Reef & Ocean Safe
☀️MANDA Organic Sun Paste is formulated for outdoor lovers by surfers, climbers, hikers, and athletes to stay on longer and protect against wind, water and sweat.
🌴Utilizing only the highest quality, food grade, all natural and organic ingredients, MANDA Organic Sun Paste contains no harmful chemicals or synthetics and is non-toxic, reef safe (oxybenzone free and octinoxate free) and kid safe.
🌴From the wood of a tree native to Myanmar, Thanaka has been used for over 2000 years as a natural sun protectant that preserves and beautifies the skin. With its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and moisturizing properties, Thanaka is the inspiration for MANDA sun protection.
🌴Thanaka is a sustainable and regenerative ingredient.
INGREDIENTS: Non-nano zinc oxide (20%), rganic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Cocoa Butter, Thanaka, Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cinnamon Oil