An eco-friendly alternative to the nearly 500 million single-use plastic straws used every day in the U.S. alone, HAY! Straws is on a critical mission to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans. Dedicated to providing simple solutions to critical problems, they created... straws made out of straw!; making it accessible, affordable, and easier for people to take part in the environmentally-conscious fight. Made from the stem of the wheat plant, HAY! Straws are 100% biodegradable, gluten-free, and come in plastic-free packaging. They are available in 100 and 500 packs, and wholesale!
A stylish plant-based drinking straw company out of Australia, Little Green Panda was created with the mission to solve the guilty sipping problem. Those pesky plastic straws are harming marine life and sitting in our landfills for centuries. Little Green Panda offer reusable and single-use bamboo straws - which can be customized - and single-use wheat straws. They are all available wholesale. All of their products are 100% natural, compostable and biodegradeable. Their bamboo is grown organically in Vietnam, with the well-being of local farmers and continued sustainability of their crops in mind. Their wheat is harvested throughout South East Asia, and requires no additional cropland, as it is a byproduct of wheat production. Little Green Panda’s values and mission are the main driving force behind their everyday actions, from the supply chain upwards.
100% biodegradable and eco-friendly, YesStraws are fashioned from all natural products like wheat stems and cane that slowly decompose and are 100% compostable. The result is minimal harm to the environment and a massive improvement over the plastic straws our society has become so dependent upon. Founded by residents of Eastern Europe, YesStraws’ team observed how their local community, which was very agriculturally focused, had tons of extra cane (the stalk of cane plants). YesStraws invented a technology to clean and sterilize the cane stalks so they can be turned into premium quality straws, and help support farmers in their homeland at the same time. YesStraws come in short and long sizes so they work with anything from a morning juice to a nighttime cocktail, and their cane straws are extra-durable and come in three widths so they work well even with thicker liquids like milkshakes. They offer wholesale prices.
Supports: Sustainability + Economic Development
Longtime, passionate advocates of sustainability, GoodLight makes paraffin-free, lead-free, phthalate-free, plant-based candles at an affordable price tag. They have a wide variety of scented and unscented votives, tea lights, tapers, birthday candles, pillars, and more, and offer bulk discounts for venues and events. GoodLight makes their candles out of palm wax while simultaneously supporting the sustainable palm movement, as the palm oil industry has resulted in serious environmental degradation worldwide. Believers that market-driven change is one of the only ways to positively impact the palm industry, GoodLight is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which advances sustainable palm farming practices and promotes social responsibility. Through RSPO's PalmTrace Book-and-Claim system, GoodLight buys credits that pay RSPO-certified growers a premium for their sustainably farmed harvests. In addition, GoodLight is a contributing member of 1% For The Planet; supporters of the Orangutan Land Trust, which protects Southeast Asian forests and wildlife endangered by irresponsible palm plantation expansion; and contribute to Carbonfund.org's reforestation and avoided deforestation projects, planting trees to offset their office emissions and all transportation required to deliver GoodLight from its source to their customers.
Supports: Sustainability + Wildlife Conservation
Locations available: Ships nationwide
A Green America Approved Business, Big Dipper Wax Works makes 100% pure beeswax candles. In addition to supporting sustainable beekeeping, the consumption of beeswax candles is good for the air we breathe. Unlike paraffin candles, which are made with a petroleum-based wax, beeswax candles have a completely clean non-toxic burn. Additionally, 10% of their net profits from candle sales are donated to organizations dedicated to outreach, education, and sustainability efforts devoted to promoting sustainable beekeeping.
Supports: Sustainability + Wildlife Conservation | @bigdipperwaxworks
Glitter is litter (until now)! Traditional glitter is petroleum based and thus very, very harmful for our environment. Luckily, Package Free Shop offers plant based, cosmetic grade glitter that is biodegradable so it does not harm plants and the environment but offers the same precision cut and highly reflective properties as conventional PET based glitter! Package Free Shop's mission is to make reducing your waste and finding alternatives to single-use plastic products convenient and simple. They source their products from individuals and brands with mission to create a positive environmental impact. As their name suggests, Package Free has a strict package policy. They ship completely plastic free, where everything is 100% recyclable and 100% compostable, and they help the brands they work with do the same!
Promotes: Sustainability | @packagefreeshop