The daily choices we make, including conscious consumerism, go a long way into helping to heal the world. With eco-friendly subscription boxes and services available to us at the touch of a button, while recent times have been tough, it has also never been easier to be environmentally friendly. Whether you’re working towards a zero-waste lifestyle, trying to reduce your plastic use or just greenify your household habits, environmentally friendly subscription boxes and services provide the attractive convenience of online shopping while alleviating the tiresome need to source or remember to shop for each item individually. You could also argue that they reduce the car trips required by your household to get to the shops!
These days, it is undeniable that living a more sustainable lifestyle is a necessity. Lead by example and make the change in your household while providing valuable lessons to your children from the get go. Here are our some of our favourite eco-friendly subscription services available to us here in Australia.
1. Cuddlies Subscription Bundle
How could we not start with Australia’s smartest planet-friendly nappy service! Take the stress out of keeping your nursery stocked and never run out again. By swapping to the Cuddlies subscription service, not only can you help in reducing the 2 billion disposable plastic nappies that end up in landfill every year, but you can also reduce the emissions (and pain) from your car from last minute or late night nappy runs! The Subscription Bundle ships for free Australia-wide (except WA & NT – but we’re working on it!), you can choose to start immediately or let us know when you’d like to start, set up your desired schedule and cancel or change your sizing at any time with absolutely no lock ins!
Our Cuddlies Subscription Bundle features
3 boxes of our Bamboo Biodegradable Nappies in your selected size
4 packs of Bamboo Water Wipes
100% Biodegradable Corn Starch Disposable Bags
If you’re here then you probably already know, all of our products are sourced from sustainable forests, are certified non-toxic, cruelty-free and biodegradable! You can read more about the incredible features of our nappies here, about our water wipes here, and about our bags here. Or if you’re interested in checking out the subscription service (and you should be!) then follow this link.
2. Who Gives A Crap
You probably recognise the gorgeous wrapping on the Who Gives A Crap rolls of toilet paper - but do you know all the ways they contribute to a healthier and sustainable planet? Not only are their products made without any inks, dyes or scents, but they're also B Corp certified for the highest standards of not just environmental but social impact too! 50% of their profits are donated to helping build toilets and proper sanitation for the 2 billion people in need. You can choose from either sustainable bamboo or 100% recycled paper, set up your subscription to be delivered every 8, 12 or 16 weeks depending on the size of your household and know that you're making a change not just for the environment but for the people of our planet too.
3. Zero Waste Co
Did you know the average 4 person household uses a massive 6205 single use plastic bottles of personal care and and home cleaning products in their lifetime? Zero Co is "committed to tackling the plastic problem at both ends of the supply chain; stopping the production of new plastic whilst also cleaning up the plastic waste that's junking up our planet".
Their largest box includes a set of dispenser made from ocean waste plastic including handwash, bodywash, laundry liquid, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher tablets, stain remover, shower cleaner, toilet cleaner and air freshener. You'll also receive a set of refill pouches made of recycled plastic and a reply-paid postage satchel. All you need to do is empty the contents of the refill pouches into the dispensers, put the empty refill pouches into the reply-paid postage satchel and send them back for free, ridding your household of single-use plastic for good! They then clean, refill and reuse the pouch- such an easy change to make towards a more eco-friendly household!
4. Tinkle Toothbrush
Another bamboo favourite! In Australia right now, 30 million plastic toothbrushes go to landfill every year. To combat this, Tinkle toothbrushes are vegan, so the bamboo handle is 100% compostable while the BPA-free nylon bristles can go straight in the recycling. Even if you throw them in the rubbish, they'll break down naturally and won't hurt the earth! They are all inclusive with sizes for both children (4-10) and adults, and with different coloured bases so you don't mix up whose is whose. You can choose your delivery to arrive every 1, 2 or 4 months to suit your brushing style and they include free shipping anywhere in Australia!