10 Zero Waste Brands
After my last article about how to Create Less Waste, I got a few questions about recommendations for zero waste brands.
In case you didn’t know, a zero waste brand is a company that makes products that help you reduce your waste. They are meant to be long-lasting items that replace single-use plastic. Zero waste brands care about the environment and try to be as sustainable as possible with their company.
Here are 10 of my favorite zero waste brands which will encompass a wide variety of products, ranging from cleaning products to makeup!
Lush is a popular brand that many people wouldn’t even think about being zero waste. In addition to being zero waste, they are of course cruelty-free! Many of Lush’s products (such as their shampoo bars) aren’t wrapped in plastic. If a product does come with packaging, it comes from post-consumer waste.
2. Brush With Bamboo
Did you know that traditional toothbrushes are supposed to be replaced every 3 months? When you replace your toothbrush, it just ends up in the landfill. Instead of getting plastic toothbrushes, why not try these bamboo toothbrushes? Even though they still need to be replaced, they are 100% compostable so you won’t be producing any waste!
3. Freedom of Animals
From the company’s name, would you have guessed that they make luxury handbags? They make sustainable handbags that are of course vegan and cruelty-free. This company uses materials such as post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton to make their bags. All of the bags are also lined with plastic water bottles, which is a great use for them!
4. Zao Organic Makeup
This makeup company is all-natural and cruelty-free. They even use bamboo to package their makeup! Bamboo is a very sustainable plant, and it’s even used in some of their makeup formulas. Most of their ingredients are organic, and you can refill many of their items such as mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss, and more.
5. Wild Minimalist
The Wild Minimalist has a whole section on their website for zero-waste cleaning products. Some of these products include wooden dish brushes, wooden bottle brushes, dusters, reusable “unpaper” towels, and even eco-friendly toilet brushes!
6. Simple Ecology
This is your go-to place for tote bags, reusable produce bags, and silicone covers for bowls and dishes. Their products use organic cotton and they even make tote bags out of t-shirts! Their mesh reusable produce bags are perfect for loose fruits and vegetables such as apples, zucchini, bell peppers, etc.
7. Meow Meow Tweet
This company makes vegan and zero waste beauty products. They use recycled paper packaging and reusable glass jars to package their products in. They make products such as deodorant, face washes, soap, and more.
8. Who Gives a Crap
Toilet paper can be very wasteful. Especially when the toilet paper itself isn’t recycled, and then it comes in plastic packaging. Who Gives a Crap makes toilet paper out of 100% recycled materials, and all of the toilet paper is packaged in recycled paper as well! They even have forest-friendly tissues which not a lot of companies offer.
9. Pela Case
Pela Case is a Canadian company that makes 100% eco-friendly phone cases. It’s crazy how many phone cases we go through, and they all end up in the landfill. Pela Case is on a mission to combat this by making phone cases that are 100% compostable! Their phone cases are made out of flax and other biodegradable materials.
HannahPad is a company that makes reusable menstrual pads. They are eco-friendly and toxin-free, made out of organic cotton. They can be washed and re-used for years on end, compared to traditional menstruation products that are meant to be thrown out right afterward. There are many other companies that make reusable pads and even menstrual cups too.
I hope this gave you some insight into how many zero waste and eco-friendly brands there are out there. This is only a handful of them, I would love to make another article like this in the future if you are interested in finding out about more brands!
Have you used any products from the above companies? Do you know of any more brands that can be added to this list? If you do please add to the comments section below so we can share with our vegan community here.