man is no more kind to the planet. Climate change is out of control, and microplastics are poisoning our oceans. But when we try to reduce our footprint, we still need to wear shoes and clothes and drive occasionally. That’s why it’s important that we all choose eco-friendly alternatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow down the spread of plastic waste. Luckily, some companies have figured out how to use that waste to create new products.
Here, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite companies and products that are making these decisions. Little Easy. You can buy these items — from portable chargers to yoga mats — knowing you’re doing your part. We also have guides on the best recycled bags, best recycled clothes, and best reusable products.
Updated April 2023: We’ve added Victrola’s Re-Spin Record Player and the Kindle Paperwhite.
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