5 Products for a Sustainable Summer

With summer just around the corner, we have created a list of 5 amazing sustainable products for summer.

Earth Day began on April 22nd 1970, and today marks the 51st anniversary! By the end of 1970, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of other first of their kind environmental laws, including the National Environmental Education Act,  the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Clean Air Act. Around 1 billion people worldwide take part in Earth Day activities every year which is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world. We have created a list of 5 sustainable products for a great summer, from companies who care about the planet.

 

1. Mineral Sunscreen

Summer is the sunniest time of year and an amazing day can quickly turn into a disaster if you get a bad sunburn, so make sure you don't get caught without a good mineral sunscreen. While kayaking, surfing, swimming, climbing, biking, hiking or anything else literally under the sun, Sea and Summit Sunscreen helps you stay outside longer, so you can enjoy your favorite activities protected. Mineral sunscreen reflects the sun’s harmful rays, opposed to chemical sunscreens which absorb them into your skin. Mineral sunscreen protects your skin and the planet because it doesn't have harsh chemicals like oxybenzone and is completely reef safe.  

 

 

 

2. Eco-friendly shampoo and conditioner travel set

No matter how much we love spending all day at the beach, in the hills, or on the road, everyone appreciates a good hot shower at the end of a long day. But how much plastic are we going through when purchasing big plastic bottles of shower gel? And how can we change this? At Little Plastic Foot Prints, you will find the sweetest set of zero-waste, shampoo and conditioner bars. Each set comes with a pair of their gorgeous matte gold travel tins, a perfect zero waste, compact option for packing light this summer season. They will keep you feeling fresh no matter the adventure.

  

 

3. Bamboo sunglasses

 

From mountain biking, to climbing and from running to just relaxing, these lightweight sustainable glasses from Tree Tribe have got you covered. Sunglasses help keep dust, dirt, sand and most importantly UV rays from the sun out of your eyes. In addition to protecting your eyes, they help cut down on glare and actually improve the colors around you and your view. Over at Tree Tribe, you can find an assortment of color options from blue, pink, or green lenses, or you can opt for a more classic look. And the best part? Because of how lightweight bamboo is, these glasses actually float in water too!

 

 

 4. Bamboo travel utensils  

 

On the topic of bamboo, when spending time out exploring you’re going to appreciate having a trusty set of cutlery for those trail snacks. This cute To Go Ware travel set will be your adventure sidekick this summer and with its carabiner clip for your backpack it is ready to go hiking, biking, climbing, swimming, surfing and road tripping. When choosing from the array of colorful case options, it’s great to know that they’re made from 100% post-consumer, recycled plastic bottles!
 

 

5. Reusable cotton mesh bag for fruit/veg

 

We can all agree that snacks are crucial for a great summer. The only problem is that so many snacks come with extra packaging, and by repacking them to-go in single use plastic zipper bags, we’re just creating more waste. Instead, packing your food in Tru Earth’s mesh grocery bag can help you cut out plastic waste and reuse the bags for all sorts of outings. These bags are great for shopping, groceries, and farmer’s markets, but particularly for picnics at the beach where, thanks to the stylish mesh design, you can avoid bringing home all that sand with you as it will fall straight through!
 

 

We hope you enjoy today and take some time to get outside and appreciate our beautiful earth! Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to find more articles like this in your inbox.