6 of the Best Eco-Friendly Subscription Boxes To Try Now
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6 of the Best Eco-Friendly Subscription Boxes To Try Now

Sustainable swaps

Keen to live a greener lifestyle, but not sure where to start? These eco-friendly subscription boxes offer the chance to discover the best sustainable brands and products on the market – without having to leave your house. Delivered straight to your door, these are the perfect little pick-me-ups that celebrate the small businesses trying to make a difference.

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Best Eco-Friendly Subscription Boxes

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Who Gives A Crap

Who Gives A Crap?

B Corp certified toilet paper company (yes, you read that right) Who Gives A Crap was started up in 2012 when founders Simon, Jehan and Danny learned that over two billion in the world don’t have access to a toilet. The brand donates half of its profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world, and its toilet paper is made from recycled and sustainable materials (like bamboo) while avoiding plastic packaging. You can either get your loo rolls as a one-off or on a rolling subscription.

EXPLORE: whogivesacrap.org

Homethings subscription box


Let’s be honest: opening the cupboard under the sink is usually somewhere we’d much rather keep firmly closed. There are always far too many ‘bags for life’ bundled together and a plastic graveyard of barely finished cleaning products  – all wrapped in plastic. It’s time to get the skeletons out the closet, do a proper audit, and instead of a slap-dash chaotic routine consider a subscription to a plastic-free, refillable, and B Corp certified, small business  – That’s Homethings. It also saves the faff of having to go out and buy cleaning products which is always a win.

EXPLORE: homethings.com

Kiss The Hippo

Kiss The Hippo At Home

Ethically sourced, sustainable coffee brand Kiss The Hippo now offers a subscription service. Choose between weekly, bi-weekly or monthly deliveries, with a range of types of coffee to choose from including whole bean and espresso, either single origin or blended. Going away? You can pause or cancel your subscription any time.

EXPLORE: kissthehippo.com

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Authentic House

Authentic House

Founder Alice Ojeda started Authentic House after realising ethical living isn’t just about solar panels and eco-homes: a lot of it is about the small decisions we make in everyday life. The brand’s eco-friendly subscription boxes are filled with a mix of items – from stationery to cleaning products to food storage – all of which are sustainable, vegan and plastic-free. You can choose between a range of sizes, and personalise your box based on what kinds of products you’re interested in trying. Around the time your delivery is due, you’ll receive an email outlining what your products are, how they can help protect the planet, and who made them. Not only does the service help highlight great sustainable brands, for every box sold a portion of money is donated to Trees for Cities, a charity that works to improve lives by planting trees in cities in the UK and around the world.

EXPLORE: From £27.50 per box, authentichouse.co.uk



On a mission to cut food waste, OddBox works closely with farmers to rescue seasonal surplus fruit and vegetables that are at risk of going to landfill due to minor imperfections. This not only reduces food waste, it saves carbon dioxide emissions and unnecessary water use. The subscription box company also donates 10 per cent of its produce to charity, including food redistribution charity City Harvest. Some boxes contain both fruit and veg, others just one, with a variety of sizes to choose from including boxes to suit individuals, couples and families.

EXPLORE: oddbox.co.uk

Leo's Box

Leo’s Box

Leo’s Box was set up by 16-year-old Lysander Bickham, who set out to create a business that would have a positive effect on our beloved planet. The name has a double meaning: Leo spells Lysander’s initials, but more importantly it stands for Loving Earth’s Oceans. Boxes are filled with a range of items – from fabric conditioners to bath salts – but to prevent waste, customers can highlight any products they’re not interested in receiving beforehand. The company is partnered with One Tree Planted too, meaning for each new box ordered a tree is planted somewhere in the world.

EXPLORE: Boxes from £20 a month, leosbox.co.uk

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