We hope you all had a great World Environment Day. To celebrate, we have rounded up our top eco-friendly products – not limited to takeaway packaging! All of these products are future friendly and sustainable, let us know your thoughts. #TakeawayPackagingForChange
#1 EcoCup by Ecoware (available for pre order*)
This range of double wall paper cups by Ecoware is fully biodegradable, recyclable and compostable – and they look great too! We are now the sole UK distributor for Ecoware products, so if you’d like to purchase these – get in touch with us.
#2 Allbirds Footwear – Comfort That Grows on Trees
Tim Brown had a vision to create shoes produced from natural resources – and he did just that! He teamed up with Joey Zwillinger, an engineer, to create a revolutionary wool fabric made just for footwear.
The footwear is made from…
- The Shoe: The material is produced from Wool, a process that uses 60 percent less energy than producing synthetic shoes.
- The Lace: A pair of laces are created from one recycled plastic bottle.
- The Packaging: Their packaging is made from 90 percent recycled cardboard.
Their tree fibre, “TENCEL™ Lyocell” is sourced from South African farms that use minimal fertiliser and are reliant on rainfall. Compared to materials such as cotton, it uses 95 percent less water, cutting their carbon footprint in half!
#3 Recycled Plastic Rugs by Fab Habitat
“Our company works diligently to create beautiful and affordable products for your home décor while keeping the most important aspect of our mission in mind – reducing carbon footprint on the environment.”
Fab Habitat specialise in creating indoor & outdoor homeware products made from recycled plastics.
These rugs are woven from recycled plastic drinking straws! Not only are they affordable, all products are coated with UV Protection and tested under harsh sunlight to ensure they do not fade. The majority of their products are made from plastic to help keep the harmful material out of landfill.
#4 D4R by iameco
The D4R laptop by iameco is the first future friendly laptop. When creating this laptop, they focused on the materials of the laptop and manufacturing process to reduce energy consumption and eliminate waste.
“The goals in developing the laptop were:
1. Achieve a decrease of at least 30% in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
2. At least 70% of overall re-use and recycling of waste and
3. Reduction of at least 75% of fresh water utilisation.”
#5 Backpack by Onya
These colourful bags are made from rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) material, which is what you get when you recycle old plastic water bottles into fibre. Each backpack is made from up to 10 plastic bottles.
- Adjustable Shoulder Straps
- Practical Handle
- Zip Up Closure
- Internal Phone/iPod/Radio Pouch
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