Burt’s Bees Citrus Facial Scrub, plastic-free

Plastic free packaging

Plastic free packaging

I’ve been scouring health food stores looking for plastic-free facial scrub to no avail [pun intended]. Burt’s Bees has it. I haven’t examined the packaging in person yet, but it looks like the same packaging as their Carrot Day Creme.

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Natracare Panty Liners, plastic-free

Plastic-free packaging and product

Plastic-free packaging and product

Plastic-free and over 90% biodegradable. The removable strip for the adhesive is paper. No plastic outer wrapping on the box, nor yet, a plastic sticker “seal”. Pretty impressive.


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Boulder Canyon Potato Chips

Compostable packaging

Less guilt, more pleasure. Packaging is made from wood pulp and certified for all key biodegradation situations including industrial, home and waste-water categories. Fantastic initiative from Boulder Canyon Natural Foods.

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Burt’s Bees Carrot Day Creme, plastic-free

Plastic free moisturizer

Plastic free moisturizer

This moisturizer comes in a glass jar with a metal lid. Nice! The box is 35% post-consumer content. More Burt’s Bees moisturizers in the glass jar:

  • Carrot Nutritive Night Creme
  • Radiance Day Creme
  • Beeswax Moisturizing Day Creme
  • Beeswax Moisturizing Night Creme
  • Beeswax & Royal Jelly Eye Creme


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Products with plastic-free packaging

Plastic Pollution Coalition’s pledge to refuse single-use and disposable plastic sounds great, but how does one practically do that? I’ve created a list here of products with environmentally friendly packaging.

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Jovial Pasta

Compostable bioplastic packaging

Compostable bioplastic packaging

Packaged in a carton made from 80% recycled cardboard, 100% recyclable. It’s tough to see in the thumbnail (click to enlarge), but there is a cut out window in the bottom right of the package with see-thru plastic. Believe it or not, it’s made from FSC certified wood pulp, and is certified 100% compostable. Hallelujah! Thank you, Jovial. Why isn’t everyone doing this?

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The Environmental Toothbrush, plastic-free

Biodegradable packaging & biodegradable

Biodegradable packaging & product

How cool is this? This toothbrush is made from bamboo and it’s 100% biodegradable. Packaging is also biodegradable. Please comment if you’ve tried these. I really hope they don’t suck.


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