Aardvark paper straws were introduced in 2007, primarily in response to a growing anti-plastic movement. Restaurants, hospitals and other services industries, the main buyers of plastic straws in the US, were forced to look for more sustainable, eco-friendly options. As a leading US manufacturer of small-size cylindrical tubing solutions, Precision Products Group was asked to create a straw that was more environmentally friendly. The answer was in their archives: Marvin Stone’s original 1888 patent for the first paper straw. Putting a modern spin on Stone’s original concept, PPG was able to create an all-natural paper straw that was more sustainable and more durable than any other paper straw on the market.
The idea for Dental Lace began with a a school librarian who didn't have dental floss when she needed it. She wanted to create a fashionable dental floss container. As she was working on a fashionable design, it soon became clear that the current dental floss market created a huge amount of waste. She I then set out to create a fashionable eco-friendly dental floss container.
It took awhile but eventually she found the refillable container that they use today.
Muslin baby products from Australia. Muslin is a finely-woven breathable fabric. What makes muslin so magical is its
open and lightweight weave which allows for airflow, reducing the risk of overheating. This quality helps keep your baby comfortable and safe, resulting in your peace of mind. Muslin is also durable. Weaving a product in the natural fiber of muslin makes it a workhorse fabric, giving it the ability to withstand countless washes—a huge plus for parents. Not to mention it gets even better with age. All of our muslin is pre-washed, so it starts out soft and stays that way wash
after wash. The delicate yet durable weave of muslin also evokes a stretchiness with a ‘natural give’, allowing a muslin
swaddle to be tucked snuggly around your baby without being overly restrictive.
Bambu - Food Serving Products
Bambu is a green products company which creates beautiful products made from sustainable sources. The products include dinnerware, compostables, bowls, serving boards, knives, utensils, cutting boards, table tops, travel accessories, textiles and garden products.
Created from sustainably derived plant cellulose with no fragrance, parabens, phthalate, formaldehyde or chlorine,
and made in U.S. at a wind-powered factory.
Serveware, bakeware and packaging that is 100% compostable and 100% biodegradable.
NatruForm® and Blueware® brands are owned and manufactured by Chamness Biodegradables, LLC. NatruForm® is a line of compostable, custom-made packaging products. Blueware® is a line of compostable serve ware and bakeware products.
Chamness Biodegradables holds over 22 patents for products and yearly renewable, non-toxic ingredients that meet FDA food contact requirements. All products are certified as
100% compostable, 100% biodegradable and ocean-safe—for home, retail, commercial and industrial use.
Babies and Mother Earth are our most precious gifts and that's why we use the materials we have chosen. Our handcrafted teething rattles are a safe, natural alternative to plastic toys and developmentally appropriate for
babies age 4 months and older. We have been sharing our rattles with babies for over twenty-five years in indie shops
across the USA.
EarthLust produces high quality food-grade steel and BPA-free polypropylene, our reusable, eco-friendly water bottles to keep plastic out of landfills and the environment. These bottles are naturally safe, unlined, and coated with non-toxic paint to keep harmful chemicals out of your body. Not only that, the custom artwork makes them eco-chic.
The Madrid-based clothing line takes plastic waste collected by 200 fishing boats in the Mediterranean, crushes it into flakes, and then creates polyester fibers - which in turn become fashionable jackets, backpacks and other items.
EcoBags - Custom, reusable bags
EcoBags are reusable cloth bags which come in variety of designs. The mission of the company is to offer thoughtful, ethically and sustainably sourced, durable-reusable bags that allow people to reduce, reuse, recycle and re-imagine the world we live in.
Eco-Gecko - Birch wood products
Biodegradable and compostable wooden cutlery and palm leaf tableware by Eco-gecko were designed to provide an eco-friendly alternative to the non-biodegrading disposable plastic cutlery and Styrofoam plates used so commonly in the food industry. Their disposable, biodegradable, and compostable wooden cutlery is 100% natural and is made of birch wood while their eco-friendly palm leaf plates and bowls are made from fallen palm leaves. Their wooden knives can cut steak, and the wooden forks can handle salads. Eco-gecko disposable cutlery and tableware all work well with hot or cold foods. There are no coatings, waxes, or chemicals of any sort added to
the tableware. Therefore, all of their disposable tableware products are free of toxicants and are accepted at all
composting facilities on the basis of being composed of completely organic material.
ECO lunchbox's stainless steel bentos, lunch boxes & artisan lunch bags are plastic-free, waste-free, and BPA-free. They are built to last using traditional, non-toxic materials: stainless steel, cotton, and plastic-free silicone.
Ecotensil - Paper taster spoons
EcoTensil has reinvented the disposable spoon. Their pleasingly smooth paperboard products transform into the most sustainable, highly space-efficient, and brandable utensils available. The Ecotaster tasting utensil uses 1/5th the space of other mid-sized tasters. They are the lowest cost compostable and recyclable tasting spoon on the market.
Elemental Essentialz - Zero Waste Household Cleaning Products
Elemental Essentialz develop, manufacture and make available safe and effective household cleaning products. They decrease harmful components in products, reusing available resources rather than making new and eliminating packaging waste by using sustainable resources.
Our homes are filled with plastics, and most of us don't really know what they're made of -- or whether they're safe. EWG has put together these tips to help you choose better plastics and plastic alternatives for your family:
- Why you should pick plastics carefully.
- How to choose and use safer plastics.
- Finding safer, non-plastic alternatives.
- Water filter buying guide
Etsy - Reduce your waste
From Zero to Hero - your guide to Zero Waste Products
Faucetface was developed to bring back tap water's dignity. People shouldn’t be embarrassed to drink it. Help us fight bottled water waste! Our reusable bottles let people know that you don't buy into the bottled water craze. Whether you fill up straight from the faucet or prefer a filter, our bottles let people know you're drinking tap!
Fitrol 160 - Remove non-biodegradable fibers from washing machine discharge
The Filtrol 160 washing machine filter removes non-biodegradable fibers from your washing machine discharge which is the leading cause of septic system and drain field failure. It also is an effective tool for reducing sewer line plugging for those who are on city sewer.
Green Apple Supply - School, Office and Home Supplies
Green Apple provides eco-friendly school, home and office supplies. They are committed to shifting the purchasing habits of consumers by creating a marketplace in which conventional, non-sustainable products are the pricier alternatives and green, eco-friendly choices are the more affordable option, which then become the norm.
Guppy Friend - reduce Microfibers from your washing machine.
Plastic fibers released from washing pollute our waterbodies and food supply. The GUPPY FRIEND wash bag is the first solution to prevent microfibers from entering into rivers and oceans. In tests, the bag captured 99 percent of fibers released in the washing process. The bags will soon be available for purchase at Patagonia for $20-30.
If You Care's mission has always been to create the most environmentally friendly kitchen and household products, providing you and your family with high quality and highly effective alternatives. And to that end we are proud to offer a full line of products that are not only good for the environment, but good for your cooking and household needs as well.
Kinawataka Women Initiative - Bags made of recycled plastic
The Kinawataka Women Initiatives seeks to engage vulnerable and marginalized women in the production of environmentally friendly products made from recycled plastic straws. Their products include laptop bags, bangles, coasters and belts all made from recycled plastic straws.
Kleen Kanteen - Stainless steel containers
Kleen Kanteen produces eco friendly stainless steel liquid containers made with safe materials and available in every size and type you need. The options include:
- Insulated Bottles
- Cups and Tumblers
- Food Canisters
- Products for kids
- Caps and Accessories
- Silicon tipped steel straws
Lint LUV-R Washing Machine Discharge Filter
Protect your plumbing, septic system and marine environments by removing lint & microplastics from your washing machine discharge.
Lunchbots - stainless steel food containers
LunchBots are eco-friendly food containers made for healthy meals and snacks on the go. They are made of the highest quality food-grade 18/8 stainless steel with no linings, no toxins, no BPA, no phthalates and so they won't interact with or impart any taste or smell to the packed food. The options include:
- Bento Containers – Stainless steel containers with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 sections, all with your choice of stainless or colorful Dots lids.
- Leak Proof Containers – Dips 1.5 oz. twist-tops for condiments, Rounds 4 or 8 oz., Clicks 2.5 or 4 cup, and
Thermal 16 oz. containers.
- Insulated (Thermal) Containers – Leak proof 16 oz. container keeps foods hot or cold for hours.
- Lunch Bags – Insulated lunch bags are designed for LunchBots containers, made from recycled felt
and trimmed in your choice of 3 colors.
- Accessories and Sets – Kid-sized all-stainless cutlery and dishes, plus save on sets of your favorite LunchBots.
Made Safe products
MADE SAFE is America’s first nontoxic certification program that applies widely to products from baby to personal care to household and beyond. We ensure that items we use every day are made with ingredients that aren’t known or suspected to cause human health harm.
Our goal is to change the way products are made in this country to ultimately eliminate the use of toxic chemicals altogether.
Check out their Baby registry.
Mr. Trash Wheel - Using the Power of Nature to Keep our Harbor Clean
The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, or “Mr. Trash Wheel” to locals, combines old and new technology to harness the power of water and sunlight to collect litter and debris flowing down the Jones Falls River.
PlanetBox is a stainless steel smart lunchbox useful for packing a well-balanced meal quickly and easily. It is non-toxic, non-leaching, safe from BPA, phthalates, and lead. It comes with a 5 year warranty and is customizable. They come in different designs based on the quantity and spread of the food you want to pack. Other accessories include water bottles, backpacks, carry bags, cold kits and cutlery sets.
Planet Wise products are the green solution to your everyday needs. Their large variety of wet bags are perfect for wet and smelly situations ranging from a diapers to gym shoes. The other products include snack line, cotton napkins, reusable trash bags, flannel wipes, wipe pouches, nursing covers, diaper covers & prefolds, waterproof bags, roll down wet bags, sport bags and lunch bags.
PlanToys® are made from natural rubber wood trees that no longer produce latex. To keep the wood pure, no fertilizer is added to the soil three years prior to cut the trees down. To strengthen the wood, PlanToys® uses a chemical-free kiln-drying process. They are assembled using a certified E-Zero formaldehyde free glue in place of traditional toxic wood glue. PlanToys® commits itself to find the best eco-friendly material. The organic color is not only good for children but also for the environment. They do not use chemical dyes containing lead or any other heavy metals. Recycled paper and soy ink are used for their printed materials. Soy ink is more readily biodegradable and can be recycled more efficiently than standard chemical ink.Made from rubber trees in Thailand that are no longer being burned because they are too old to produce latex. A chemical free kiln drying
process is used to make the toys.
Plastic Free Hawaii - Plastic Free Products Guide
Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation’s Plastic Free Hawai‘i program provides resources, tools, and trainings to educate schools, business partners, and community members on the environmental and health benefits of going plastic free to minimize the consumption of single-use plastics in our islands.
General Guidelines - Look for products that contain NO aluminum, Bisphenol A (BPA), lead, phthalates, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Several of these materials have been shown to have negative health impacts.
Package free, a Zero Waste pop up shop in NYC, offers everything that individuals need to transition to a low waste lifestyle in ONE PLACE.
ProAqua – Water Bottles and Promotional Programs for Schools
ProAqua is leading the charge in Australia with its commitment to reducing plastic bottle waste through its innovative water deliver systems. They offer water solutions in communities, restaurants, cafes and hotels, corporate organizations, schools and universities. Their products include stainless steel water bottles, still and sparkling water for hospitality, water refills stations and smart cards.
Project Green Bag - Organic Cotton Bags
Project GreenBag makes the most eco-friendly, sustainable alternative to plastic bags. They use super soft organic cotton that is soft to the touch. These bags are super strong and can handle the heaviest items. It is generously large which allows you to carry a lot more items than a plastic bag can.
PulpWorks – Alternative Packaging
PulpWorks offers compostable products, molded from 100% post-consumer waste paper and agriculture. They turn garbage into safe, planet-friendly products. Seeking a new look for your product or innovative packaging to reinforce your brand image, Pulpworks designers and engineers can help you create custom packaging that precisely fits your needs.
The only NONTOXIC CERTIFIED™ bottles in the world
Pura products have been certified by an independent third party (MadeSafe.org) as NONTOXIC, and are the only such bottles on the global market to achieve this status!
Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) is an international network of buyers dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing. Our membership program and consulting services provide institutional purchasers with cutting edge procurement tools and resources designed to save money, conserve resources, reduce waste and improve efficiency.
Reuseit.com - Reusuable lunch products
Our addiction to "convenient" lunch products has resulted in tons of trash in landfills each year. According to the EPA, each child who brings a brown bag lunch to school every day generates about 67 pounds of waste by the end of the school year. Since 2003, we've offered a wide range of safe, smart reusable lunch bags & boxes, like paper bags, plastic baggies and cheap plastic food containers – saving money and natural resources. Reuseit products reusable water bottles, bags, grocery helpers, backpacks, shopping trolleys, totes, market baskets, food containers, reusable straws, cold packs and many more lunch essentials.
The Seabin is a floating rubbish bin that is located in the water at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports. The Seabin moves up and down with the range of tide, collecting all floating rubbish. water is sucked in from the surface and passes through the catch bag inside the Seabin. The water is then pumped back into the marina, leaving letter and debris trapped in the catch bag to be disposed of properly. The Seabin also has the potential to collect a percentage of oils and pollutants floating on the water's surface.
The revolutionary alternative to plastic bags and containers. Goodbye, plastic! Stasher is made of pure platinum silicone, so it’s safe for people and the planet. Durable, easy to clean, and great for storing and cooking food, one stasher can be used thousands of times.
SodaStream owners save an average of 550 plastic bottles a year. Actively reduce your environmental footprint by making sparkling water at home. Eliminate single-use plastic bottles and cans from your home and from the planet!
Steelys Drinkware - Premium Stainless Drinkware for a Healthy Lifestyle & Happy Planet
Steelys stainless steel cups and bottles are made responsibly of premium, food-grade material that is completely safe and tested to be free of lead, Phthalates, BPA and other nasty toxins. They look great, can be reused endlessly, are 100% recyclable, and reduce landfill waste. We offer unbeatable prices on case quantities, and
specialize in custom imprinted water bottles, cups and mugs that provide long-term brand exposure.
Strawesome - Glass Straws
Safe, Fun, and Eco-Friendly Reusable Glass Drinking Straws.
Simply Straws produces eco friendly glass straws, mason jars and sleeves. They're reusable, durable, biodegradable, and handmade in California. The materials are BPA-free and the colors are non-toxic. They come with a lifetime guarantee. If you break them, they replace them for you.
The Click Eat
In SIMPLO we are a bunch of fanatics for innovation that have decided to use our super powers to promote sustainability through new products and solutions that improve the experience of use, performance and once disposed, are harmless to the environment and of course..... COST EFFECTIVE.
All of our products are from renewable sources and certified FSC.
U Konserve is the result of two mothers' struggle to be environmentally conscious as their families grew. As they packed school lunches, they knew the plastic baggies, drink cartons and single-use containers leaving their homes were destined for landfill. With this in mind, they created a waste-free lunch kit, and in 2008 U Konserve was born. The desire was to have an impact beyond just creating durable, long-lasting products. The goal was to offer reusable and innovative solutions to change behavior and help the planet. That is the same goal that drives their mission today.
We Tap – Public Drinking Water Options
WeTap works to redefine the perception of drinking water in public areas in order to regain the ubiquity of public drinking fountains. They strive to improve awareness, access and use of public drinking fountains, reducing dependence on single-use plastic, and improve public health. They launched an app which provides site-specific data on a drinking fountain's functionality and whereabouts. It improved community considerations and maintenance planning of public parks and schools into the future.
WE REINVENTED BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING.
By stocking classrooms with thoughtfully sourced school supplies, we eliminate unnecessary purchases, and avoid duplication.
We work directly with teachers to create custom tailored lists of supplies needed for their students in the coming school year.
Our products balance quality, durability, and cost, while helping each classroom move closer to zero-waste.
These lids fit cups with approximate inner diameter 78mm and outer diameter 85mm,please check the diameter of your cups before purchasing.
- FDA approved food grade silicone,BPA free,healthy and safe.
- Carry your cup/mug fill with water or beverage to go without spill out,5 Vibrant Colors for daily replacement.
- Dishwasher and microwave safe.
- Reusable silicone coffee cup lid.