Humans haven’t been kind to the planet. Climate change is out of control, and microplastics are poisoning our oceans. But even when we try to reduce our footprint, we still need to wear shoes and clothes and occasionally drive vehicles. So it’s important that we all make eco-friendly choices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the spread of plastic waste. Luckily, some companies have figured out how to use that waste to make new products.
Here, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite companies and products that are making these decisions little easier. You can buy these items—from portable chargers to yoga mats—knowing that you’re doing your part. We also have guides on the Best Recycled Bags and Best Recycled Clothingtoo.
Update January 2023: We’ve added the Qalo compostable ring. We’ve also created a new guide for recycled clothing and removed those picks here.
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