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
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!