17 Best Eco-Friendly Companies You Must Know About in 2020

Eco Friendly

Whether you are searching for the latest environmentally friendly products, transitioning to zero waste, or looking for a few gift ideas, eco-friendly companies are a great place to turn.

Several eco-friendly companies have flown onto our radar this year, making it a challenge to pick only 17! However, the 17 that were chosen are well deserving of this list. These 17 eco-friendly companies are not only doing their part to conserve our environment with their innovative products, but also with their production methods, company values, and desire to further reduce their environmental impact at every turn.

1. Wild Cosmetics

This innovative company is changing the deodorant game with its reusable deodorant dispensers and compostable inserts. Their sleek, metal deodorant dispensers are available in a variety of colors, while the refills come in 5 nature-inspired scents: Coconut Dreams, Orange Zest, Mint Fresh, Bergamot Rituals, and Rose Blush. Want a discount? Try their flexible subscription service to get refills auto-delivered to save up to 15%.

Screenshot of Eco-friendly company Wild Cosmetics' Homepage.

Price Range: $7 – $40

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Plastic-Free
  • Zero Waste
  • Compostable and recyclable inserts
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Vegan
  • Percentage of sales goes to the climate charity On A Mission

Website: Wild Cosmetics

2. Zero Waste

An eco-friendly company committed to providing sustainable products that make embracing zero waste a breeze. Zero Waste offers must-haves for every room in your home from the bathroom to the kitchen. But that’s not all they offer. They also support the zero-waste community by providing advice and tips on their blog, while simultaneously helping companies reduce waste by offering waste and recycling management.

Screengrab of eco-friendly company zerowaste.com homepage. Image text says How to go "Zero Waste: Get Started and Ditch the Single-Use Life".

Price Range: $7 – $195

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Plastic-Free
  • Zero Waste
  • Sustainable materials
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Educates about waste reduction

Website: Zero Waste

3. Lush Cosmetics

Developed in 1995, Lush Cosmetics has been blazing a trail for eco-friendly beauty for over 2 decades—and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Lush handmakes their all-natural and 100% vegetarian bath and body products in small batches. What about their packaging? They opt for no packaging wherever possible and for those products that need a bit more protection, they accept the containers back once they are empty.

Screengrab of eco-friendly company Lush.com homepage.

Price Range: $5 – $399

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • All-Natural Products
  • 100% Vegetarian
  • Low Waste
  • Takes containers back to reuse
  • No animal testing
  • Donates to multiple environmental charities

Website: Lush Cosmetics

4. Period Aisle

Choosing eco-friendly companies like Period Aisle allows you to skip the plastic and chemical fillers that come in disposable pads and go with reusable alternatives. Period Aisle makes this easier than ever with their collection of cloth pads, period underwear, and menstrual cups. Not only can their products make menstruation less wasteful, but it can also save you money over time and contribute to a comfier and healthier period!

Screengrab of eco-friendly company periodaisle.com homepage.

Price Range: $5 – $60

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • B-Corp Certified
  • Reusable products
  • Organic Cotton
  • Sustainable materials

Website: Period Aisle

5. Nailtural

This 16-free nail polish has a long-lasting and chip-resistant formula that is available in an array of colors. Nailtural is different from other nail polishes because it is vegan, cruelty-free, and contains up to 85% natural ingredients, including extracts sourced from potatoes, cassava, and beetroots.

Screengrab of eco-friendly company nailtural.com homepage.

Price Range: $7 – $10

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan
  • 85% natural ingredients
  • Long-lasting formulas to use less

Website: Nailtural

6. Tushy

Help fight deforestation by cutting down on toilet paper while keeping your bottom clean by installing a Tushy bidet on your toilet. Bidet users report using up to 75% less toilet paper—a toilet paper roll takes 1.5 pounds of wood to produce and a whopping 37 gallons of water! Tushy has released a simple bidet design that comes in a variety of colors and easily attaches to any toilet.

Screengrab of eco-friendly company Tushy.com homepage

Price Range: $24 – $119

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Products that help offset deforestation
  • Sustainable 100% bamboo toilet paper
  • Educates on environmental topics
  • Contributes a portion of profits to charities

Website: Tushy

7. Flash Food

Food waste is a huge problem, with Americans wasting 80 billion pounds a year—the equivalent of 10 Empire State Buildings. Flash Food is looking to change that by giving food a boost in visibility before it expires.

This app lists foods from your local grocery store that are a few days away from expiring, at discounted prices. From there, you purchase the food directly on the app and then pick it up at customer service. It’s a win for both the environment and your wallet! As a bonus, the app has stats so you can track how much money and C02 your purchases have saved you.

Screengrab of flashfood.com homepage

Price Range: $1 – $25

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Helps offset CO2 emissions
  • Diverted over 5 million pounds of food from landfills

Website: Flash Food

8. Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat believes there is a better way to feed our future—and it lies in plant-based meat alternatives. Their well-loved Beyond Burger uses 99% less water, 93% less land, 46% less energy, and produces 90% fewer emissions than a beef burger. All while tasting delicious. Their other products include plant-based sausages and beef crumbles.

Screengrab of beyondmeat.com homepage

Price Range: $8 – $15

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Creates products that save natural resources
  • Vegan
  • GMO-Free
  • Plant-based

Website: Beyond Meat

9. Stasher Bag

Make lunchtime colorful and zero waste with Stasher bags. These reusable snack bags are made from platinum silicone and come in an array of colors and sizes, all free of BPA, BPS, lead, latex, and phthalates. Plus, they are safe for both the microwave and freezer—they even make stand up bags that will help freezer meals take up less room! If you don’t need any bags for the kitchen, these pouches are also ideal for storing cosmetics, small toys, and art supplies. Their versatility is what makes Stasher Bag one of the best eco-friendly companies to use.

Screengrab of stasherbag.com homepage

Price Range: $8 – $87

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Plastic-free
  • B-Corp Certified
  • Non-toxic
  • Reusable products
  • Accepts worn products back to recycle into playground pebbles
  • Educates about sustainability

Website: Stasher Bag

Related Read: Are Silicone Products Sustainable and Eco-Friendly?

10. Seventh Generation

You can find Seventh Generation in most cleaning aisles with an assortment of plant-based products from hand soap to vegetable wash. They even have concentrated products like laundry detergent—which has 50% less water volume, so it is also able to have 60% less packaging. However, all of their packaging is made from recycled materials and can be recycled again once empty.

Screengrab of eco-friendly detergent company seventhheaven.com homepage

Price Range: $5 – $65

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • B-Corp Certified
  • No synthetic dyes or fragrances
  • Plant-based ingredients
  • USDA Certified Bio-Based Products
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Not tested on animals
  • Protests for climate change

Website: Seventh Generation

11. Tru Earth

Say goodbye to bulky plastic laundry detergent bottles and hello to Tru Earth laundry strips. This family-owned eco-friendly company has buyers raving over their plastic-free and waterless product, which makes your laundry clean and fresh—without all the excess waste.

Screenshot of www.tru.earth homepage

Price Range: $10 – $150

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Vegan
  • Biodegradable
  • No animal testing
  • Made locally
  • Low carbon emissions

Website: Tru Earth

12. Milou Milou

Their bespoke, long lasting products make Milou Milou one of the eco-friendly companies we love! They offer custom bedding made from sustainable flax linen in a variety of colors that they are willing to custom blend to suit your needs. As an added bonus, their quality products can last a lifetime, so you don’t have to worry about them contributing to landfill waste.

Screengrab of eco-friendly linen company miloumilou.com homepage

Price Range: $65 – $285

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Carbon Neutral
  • Zero Waste
  • Plastic Free
  • Long-Lasting Products
  • OEKO Certified fabric dyes

Website: Milou Milou

13. Alternative Apparel

Always striving to lessen their impact, Alternative Apparel is an eco-friendly company that makes clothing that is fashionable and sustainable. Their eco-friendly collections use an assortment of eco-fabrics such as recycled cotton, organic cotton, and hemp blends. By 2021, they pledge to replace virgin polyester with recycled polyester in all their polyester clothing to further reduce their footprint.

Screenshot of alternativeapparel.com homepage

Price Range: $5 – $144

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Organic material
  • Recycled material
  • Low-impact dyes
  • Water-saving washes
  • Fair labor practices

Website: Alternative Apparel

14. Samba Sol

Make summer fashion eco-friendly with a pair of Samba Sol flip flops. They are made with raw materials that undergo no chemical processing. Plus, any leftover rubber from production gets melted down to use in another pair of sandals. They offer flip flops for all genders and ages in an assortment of patterns, colors, and sizes.

Screenshot of eco-friendly shoe company samba-sol.com homepage

Price Range: $18 – $34

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Recyclable rubber
  • Non-toxic
  • No chemical processing
  • Uses all rubber material in the manufacturing process

Website: Samba Sol

15. West Paw

Their sustainable packaging with its recycled paper and soy-based inks is just a glimpse of why West Paw made the list. However, their eco-friendly dog toys and beds truly deserve the limelight. These products are not only filled with recycled water bottle fibers, but the company also supports a circular economy by encouraging users to return damaged toys so they can be recycled into new ones.

Screenshot of eco-friendly dog toy company westpaw.com homepage

Price Range: $10 – $99

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • B-Corp Certified
  • Durable toys that last longer
  • Non-toxic
  • Recycled packaging with soy ink
  • Accepts damaged toys back to reuse in the manufacturing process

Website: West Paw

16. Ecosia

If you’re going to use a search engine, why not use one that makes a difference? Ecosia uses servers that run on renewable energy and they are committed to reforestation, using their profits to plant trees. This service is free to users and for approximately every 45 searches, a tree is planted—a true win-win!

Screenshot of eco-friendly company planting trees ecosia.com homepage

Price Range: FREE

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Uses 80% of profits to plant trees
  • Over 100 million trees planted
  • Servers run on renewable energy
  • Completely transparent (financial reports posted monthly)

Website: Ecosia

17. Kaiku

Kaiku uses agricultural plant waste like fruits and vegetables to create vibrant colorants and dyes. While this start-up eco-friendly company currently doesn’t offer anything as far as consumer products—they have said they will sell colors in the near future—we do have high hopes for the possibilities of this innovation in the fashion sector, the art world, and beyond!

Screenshot of eco-friendly paint company kaiku.com homepage

Price Range: Unknown at this time

Why They’re an Eco-Friendly Choice:

  • Non-toxic
  • Offsets food waste and plant waste
  • Provides alternative to petrochemical colorants

Website: Kaiku

Conclusion

By choosing to purchase from eco-friendly companies, you’re not only supporting innovation for a healthier planet—you’re bringing sustainable products into your life to support the environmental efforts you are making on the home front. Together we can make a difference!

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a company eco-friendly?

• Sustainable and reusable materials
• Packaging and products that are plastic-free, low-waste, or zero waste
• Using materials in their entirety to divert waste
• Recycling and composting efforts
• Supporting causes that lobby for environmental preservation
• Carbon neutral or a low carbon footprint
• Cruelty-free, meaning not tested on animals or free of animal products

What are the most eco-friendly companies in the world?

IBM exemplified environmental responsibility when they reached their goal to reduce their electricity consumption by 5.1 billion kW—enough energy to power an entire town. Perhaps one of the most eco-friendly companies is TerraCycle, though. An eco-business that is developing innovative ways to reuse hard to recycle materials and makes zero waste living more accessible through grocery delivery services with reusable containers.

Why should you buy from eco-friendly brands?

By purchasing from eco-friendly brands, you can fill your home with sustainable and healthy products that support an eco-conscious lifestyle. Additionally, your money supports the environmental efforts that these companies are making through volunteer work, donations, and research.

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