10 Best Sustainable Products to Elevate Your Lifestyle in 2023
Sustainable products may seem inaccessible to us, or they might’ve been greenwashed. From the car we drive to the clothes we wear, our choices significantly impact the earth.
At TrooRa, we value sustainability, honesty, and empowerment. And to help you live a greener life, we have curated a list of 10 authentically sustainable brands you can switch to. It’s a small yet impactful step toward promoting a greener and better future.
1. Brush with Beco’s Bamboo Toothbrush
Did you know that 1 plastic toothbrush can stay in the environment for 500 years, and one human being goes through about 300 of them in their lifetime?
Beco’s Bamboo Toothbrush is the perfect way to start the day. It’s 100% bamboo based with charcoal-infused bristles that are soft for your teeth and for the environment. Compared with regular toothbrushes, bamboo-based toothbrushes are environment-friendly, BPA-free, cruelty-free, biodegradable, durable, compostable, and contain no plastic or added chemicals.
2. Start Your Day with Zero Carbon Coffee
Who would’ve thought that coffee could help lower your carbon footprint?
Zero Carbon Coffee removes more carbon emissions than it generates, helping you offset your carbon footprint with every sip. A 12 oz. bag of Zero Carbon Coffee offsets 100 lbs. of carbon, which is enough to protect two trees or offset 90 miles driven.
Their coffee beans are sourced from farms that promote sustainable farming practices while improving farmers’ livelihoods. With a carbon-neutral supply chain, compostable packaging, and soy-based inks for labels, they live up to their motto: Sip Delicious, Sip Conscious.
3. Nourishing Breakfast from Bread Alone
If your ideal breakfast is nutritious bread or a delicious pastry, Bread Alone is the perfect choice. Bread Alone’s fresh, organic bread and pastries will remind you of home.
With the belief that organic food production is the right choice for individual health, our planet, and the farmers, Bread Alone has been baking with organic grains since its first loaf in 1983.
They have a solar-powered bakery at Kingston HQ and a carbon-neutral bakery in the Catskills. Electric delivery trucks and food waste composting are critical to Bread Alone’s sustainable production model.
4. Personal Care Products from Blueland
Pamper yourself with safe, clean, and eco-friendly personal care products from Blueland. Blueland believes that the path to a cleaner earth always starts at home.
Blueland uses environmentally-friendly ingredients and recyclable and compostable packaging. They audit the water and energy consumption at their factories to minimize waste. Being “Climate Neutral Certified,” Blueland offers Carbon Neutral shipping and offsets whatever carbon they generate.
Blueland has helped eliminate over 1 billion single-use plastic bottles from landfills and oceans since 2019 and saved more than 10,800,000 sq. ft. of plastic packaging and 2,696,424 pounds of carbon dioxide.
5. Ocio’s Soft, Sustainable, Size-Inclusive Leisurewear
The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions and about 20% of global wastewater pollution. Thankfully, many brands in the fashion industry have become more conscious and are making greener choices.
Ocio is setting a new standard of comfort that is soft on the skin and the environment.
Ocio’s fabrics include mostly GOTS organic cotton, grown without toxic chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. Their Bluesign® Certified Dyes are 100% non-toxic. Whatever plastic waste they generate, they offset twice the amount through a partnership with rePurpose Global, putting Ocio in the Plastic Negative category.
6. Sustainable REBO Bottles
Each year, 8 MILLION metric tons of plastic pollution enter our oceans, and if this continues, by 2050, oceans will have more plastic than fish.
REBO is redefining the way we drink water. RE in REBO is for REducing, RE-using, and RE-thinking how we conduct business, and BO is for Bottle. Together they make REBO—your hydration coach and the first smart bottle that cleans the planet as you drink.
What we love the most about REBO is that within 1 week of using it, you can collect up to 21 plastic bottles! For every 600 ml you drink from a REBO bottle, REBO funds the collection of 1 plastic bottle from the ocean.
7. Rainbow Meals from Bio Raw
Fuel, nourish, and satiate yourself with a meal carefully curated by Bio Raw’s in-house nutritionists. With ingredients you can trust and life-changing nutrition, each bowl is a perfect blend of plant-based proteins, fiber, and phytonutrients.
Bio Raw is making it easier to access healthy, gluten-free, plant-based food. Their meals are USDA certified, organic, and sourced from trusted suppliers and organic farms that follow sustainable agricultural practices.
Bio Raw has taken some remarkable sustainable initiatives, including eco-friendly packaging, waste diversion, and facilities with 100% renewable energy.
8. Chocolate from Alter Eco
Satisfy your sweet tooth with the cleanest, greenest organic chocolate that tastes incredible, regenerates ecosystems, empowers farmers, and reverses climate change. Alter Eco’s decadent chocolate bars, truffles, granola, and quinoa are made without GMOs, additives, gluten, artificial sweeteners, or soy ingredients. It’s the ultimate indulgence.
Alter Eco has innovative, sustainable packaging with commercially compostable candy wrappers and quinoa pouches. As a carbon-neutral company, they offset 100% of carbon emissions by planting and protecting trees through the Alter Eco Foundation.
9. The Perfect Evening with Numi Tea
All you need in the evening is a cup of Numi tea. With an alluring aroma, rich flavors, and refreshing blends, a cup of Numi is good for you and the planet. A labor of love by a brother and sister, Numi believes in the transformative power of tea.
Numi was among the first 30 companies certified as a B Corp in 2006. They use only pure ingredients, straight from nature—fruits, flowers, and spices to craft their 40+ delicious organic blends. Their tea bags, tea bag wrappers, and tea strings are biodegradable, and their tags are made from 100% recycled materials with soy-based ink.
10. A Sip of Lubanzi Wine to End the Night
Named after a wandering dog from South Africa, Lubanzi was born to craft great wine, inspire beautiful adventures, share stories, and build a better world. Great wine must not come at the cost of endangering the planet, and Lubanzi ensures this by measuring and offsetting 100% of its carbon footprint.
Every sip of Lubanzi wine comes from Cape Town and is imbibed with the power to change the way people think, better our earth, and give back to the hands that made it. 50% of Lubanzi’s net profit goes toward helping low-income families who work on South Africa’s wine farms.
We strongly believe that when you support a sustainable brand, you’re not just buying a product.
You’re buying into a movement. And not just a trending movement, but one that makes us healthier and happier, and preserves our home for future generations.
Which product will you be switching to first?
TROORA MAGAZINE | MAY 2023
WRITTEN BY MRUDAVI PUNEKAR
PHOTOS COURTESY OF RON LACH | MIKHAIL NILOV | ZERO CARBON COFFEE | BREAD ALONE | BLUELAND | OCIO | REBO | BIO RAW | ALTER ECO | NUMI | LUBANZI