These 11 Companies Are Saving The Planet One Plastic-Free Product At A Time

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Are you in the mood for a shopping spree, but are worried about your environmental footprint? Fret no more: we are here to help! We have rounded up 11 companies offering innovative plastic-free alternative products that are good for the planet, for you, and for the community.

S’well Reusable Bottles

S’well was launched in 2010 with a mission to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles. Just one year after its inception, the company experienced widespread attention after being featured in O, The Oprah Magazine. It now boasts the title of being the fastest growing woman-owned company in the United States. The impressive female-led start-up is not only sustainability minded, but has also taken on a stewardship role in fighting the global water crisis. Through S’well’s partnership with UNICEF, the company has also contributed USD$1.4 million to water programmes across Madagascar where many struggle to gain access to safe drinking water. 

Available at Thorn & Burrow in Hong Kong.

Stasher Reusable Bags

Stasher was created with the goal to reduce single-use plastics for a better world. Stasher bags are made from 100% platinum grade silicone – a mix of sand (silica) and carbon – which gives these bags the quality of glass and functionality of plastic. These non-toxic reusable bags are bound to be a hit for snackers who can conveniently pack treats completely waste-free. While they are made to be as reusable as possible, those who do wish to purchase a replacement can return their Stasher bags to the company for their repurposing programme that converts Stasher into playground pebbles. As a 1% for the Planet business partner, the company also donates 1% of profits to organisations working on environmental conservation and female empowerment. 

Available at Live Zero in Hong Kong.

Dropps Biodegradable Wash Capsules

Traditional liquid laundry detergents are commonly packaged in non-recyclable and non-biodegradable bottles or jugs and contributes to the 275 tonnes of plastic waste ending up in oceans and waterways every year. Dropps have come up with the innovative solution of creating pre-measured laundry and dishwasher tablets that are shipped in completely recyclable, re-pulpable and compostable cardboard boxes. These plant-based biodegradable capsules will also be free from colourants, artificial dyes and chemicals like chlorine – making it good for you and for the planet. 

Available at Live Zero Bulk Beauty in Hong Kong.

Plaine Products Toxin-Free Hair Products

Founded by two sisters, Lindsey and Alison Delaplaine, Plaine Products creates unique hair and body formulas with natural ingredients in Florida. All their products contain no sulfates, parabens, palm oil and phthalates and instead are crafted with whole essential oils. Their luscious vegan-friendly beauty amenities comes in a pump bottle that can be refilled when you are running low – which can amount to a significant number of single-use shampoo bottles saved over time! 

Available at Plastic-Free HK in Hong Kong.

ModiBodi Period Underwear

Founded in 2013, ModiBodi developed leak-proof period underwear to reduce single-use plastic waste generated from individually wrapped and covered pads and tampons. After almost two years of textile engineering and prototyping, the company created a finished product that is breathable, anti-microbial, super slim and stain resistant. In addition to period and incontinence underwear, the brand has also created a water-repellent leakproof swimwear line. As a part of the company’s vision to make the world a better place, Modibodi also supports organisations that have a positive social impact. Some of the causes advanced include Days for Girls and the Sustainable Period Project

Available at Live Zero Bulk Beauty in Hong Kong.

Amazinc! Vegan Non-Toxic Sunscreen

Amazinc! have done their bit to minimise unnecessary environmental harm and pollution by creating a range of natural and functional skincare. Standard sunscreens are rife with chemicals such as oxybenzone, a potent ingredient that in low concentrations can harm aquatic life and ecosystems. Started in 2015 with the vision of creating a sunscreen that is gentle on both the skin and the environment, Amazinc! products are free of substances that are dangerous for marine life, corals and wildlife. They only contain mineral filters and natural ingredients, and are packaged in 100% recyclable aluminium bottles to ensure no-spill, no-harm and frills-free sun protection.

Available at Live Zero Bulk Beauty in Hong Kong.

Marley’s Monsters Reusable Wipes, Pads & Pouches

Another sustainable plastic-free business to watch out for is Marley’s Monsters. The shop carries a range of eco-friendly reusable products and baby goods, and also offers the option to customise products. As a part of the BRING Rethink Program, Marley’s Monsters are committed to encourage long-lasting lifestyle changes through their wide product range from reusable hand towels and napkins to nursing pads and straw pouches. All their shipping and packaging is also plastic-free and compostable, and any additional fabric waste generated in their local manufacturing process gets donated to upcycling projects such as ENVIA Fashion

Available at Live Zero in Hong Kong.

Habit Vegan, Non-Toxic Nail Polish & Cosmetics

Habit is a makeup and nail polish company that is PETA-certified as vegan, cruelty and gluten-free. Made with naturally strengthening and antioxidant-packed ingredients such as Myrrh extract, Habit pioneered sustainable nail polish. Beauty fanatics will be pleased with the range of on-trend colours while remaining committed to a clean planet.

Available at Live Zero Bulk Beauty in Hong Kong.

Georganics Natural Toothcare

From natural toothpaste, toothpowders, dental floss and mouthwash tablets – Georganics has it all to keep your teeth clean. What differentiates Georganics from other companies is their dedication to a transparent manufacturing and operations process – full ingredient lists are available for every product. Besides using only natural ingredients in their entire oral care range, the brand is also committed to minimal waste. Their products are packaged in plastic-free, recyclable and compostable packaging – and any components that cannot be easily recycled at home can be sent back to the company to be recycled through their ZTL scheme. Their eco-friendly philosophy also extends to sourcing from local suppliers to decrease emissions from transportation. 

Available at Slowood in Hong Kong.

Who Gives A Crap 100% Recycled Toilet Paper

Who Gives A Crap have created a sustainable toilet paper roll that is about “more than just wiping bums”. Their toilet rolls are made with environmentally friendly materials, and donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets for the 2.3 billion people across the world who lack access to a toilet (that is roughly 40% of the global population!). The company, which launched in 2012 with the help of a crowdfunding campaign, delivered their first product in 2013 and have grown since to donate USD$1.8 million to charity and save loads of trees along the way. 

Available at Feather & Bone in Hong Kong.


Lead image courtesy of Marley’s Monsters.

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