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Facts: Our oceans are filled with trash. Global warming is a real and imminent existential threat. And, we — you! me! anyone reading BuzzFeed lists for crying out loud! — are unfortunately those who must reverse centuries' worth of harm via wasteful and toxic practices.
Below, are a handful of brands we believe are doing their part to be environmentally-conscious, global citizens:
1.Food52 offers a handful of design-y, millennial-focused home goods that have never made sustainability look so grammable.
2.Everybody.world offers a "Trash Collection" made of 100% recycled cotton jersey and fleece.
3.Patagonia has made environmental activism part and parcel with its fashion operations — which has no doubt contributed to its widespread popularity on the trails and in urban environments alike.
4.Goodee is an "ethical design shop," meaning that every featured brand must first meet their high standards for supply-chain, labor, and ecological footprint.
5.Humankind helps you reduce your single-use plastics with beautiful, reusable grooming vessels and science-backed formulas that feel great on your body.
6.Olderbrother uses only natural dyes on a carefully selected group of natural materials (organic cottons from Japanese farms, wool and woven rice paper, linen from Japanese flax fields).
7.LastSwab makes a compelling case for ditching cotton swabs and buds (all polluting the oceans) at long last.
8.Blueland offers cleaning solutions that are not only super effective and delightful to smell but also are a big step toward reducing ocean pollution and the serious threat to the health of humans and animals.
9.Paper Culture vows to plant a tree (where reforestation is most needed) every single time you place an order for one of their colorful paper goods.
10.Dropps gives you some peace of mind while you run your clothing through the wash.
11.Pela has a generous supply of plastic-free phone cases and donates 5% of total sales to an environmental charity.
12.Keap sells sustainable, coconut-wax candles in a nice glass that you can return to the company for re-use.
13.Zero Waste Store wrangles the best of everything from health and beauty items to cleaning products to pet-care, all with the promise of "no waste" (ocean friendly, all natural, sustainably sourced, palm oil free).
14.Nécessaire is an inclusive body and sex care company with a wealth of sustainable goods you can feel good applying to your body.
15.Noah, the Brendon Babenzien-helmed menswear label, cares for hypebeasts and Mother Nature in equal measure.
16.Stojo caters to city-slickers on the go and is committed to converting the world at large to reusable drinking vessels.
17.Fohm offers an alternative to flushable wipes so you can reduce your TP use and avoid releasing micro-plastics into waterways — you simply dispense their foaming solution on your TP which you already have (well, hopefully, anyway) and voila!
18.And Sustain Natural offers innovative solutions to bypass single-use period and sex periods using fair-trade, vegan, and organic materials.